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Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva

Briefs, December 14, 2012

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Photo: AFP

Israeli foreign minister charged over finances

Friday, 14 December, 2012, 5:51am

Briefs, November 14, 2012

Abu Qatada

Outrage in Britain as cleric freed from jail

14 Nov 2012 - 3:52am

Lula associate found guilty of corruption in Brazil

Judge inspector Ricardo Lewandowski, from the so-called "trial of the century", addresses Brazil’s Supreme Court. The court on Tuesday found former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s ex-chief of staff guilty of corruption. Photo: EPA

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday found former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s ex-chief of staff guilty of corruption.

Jose Dirceu, Lula’s ex-right-hand man, was found guilty by six of the ten judges in connection with a vote-buying scheme in Congress during Lula’s first term, a court spokesman said.

10 Oct 2012 - 8:41am

review

Brazil

Lonely Planet

HK$216

'Emerald seas', 'breathtaking views', 'astounding variety' - welcome to the cliche-rich, hype-heavy world of the modern backpack guidebook.

Somebody should impose a ban on gushing.

2 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Economic realities of a fast-changing world

The economic landscape is changing so rapidly that today's children will live in a world we will barely recognise. Most of us grew up thinking of an industrialised world centred on Europe and North America. Out there, somewhere, was a poverty stricken, very backwards 'Third World'. But even Africa now seems to be on the cusp of a great leap forward.

13 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

A silver lining lightens Brazil's gloom

Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva has big plans for his country: He wants it to have a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council and sees it as one day being the leader of a united South America.

Given Brazil's setbacks in recent months, such ideas may seem far fetched. But keep in mind they come from a man who rose from abject poverty to the presidency.

20 May 2006 - 12:00am

Carnival time for Latin America fund

Phenomenal equity performances in the Brazilian and Mexican markets have generated phenomenal returns for Threadneedle

21 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Ripe and spicy

With a name like Oonya Kempadoo, a writer must have a head start in turning out a lush, moist, exotic confection of a novel. Buxton Spice fulfils the promise of its author's sapid moniker (she sounds like some flavoursome rainforest fruit); what it lacks in plot (there is none, really) it more than makes up for in sheer tropical poetry.

14 Aug 1999 - 12:00am