Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Demonstrations across the continent have investors wondering if the same could happen in Brazil – and upend the government's economic reform agenda.
An overview of the popular but struggling anti-corruption movement, and ideas on how to save it, by AQ's editor-in-chief.
A biased but ultimately worthwhile chronicle of Brazil’s horrible decade.
A breakdown of current and former heads of state in prison or awaiting trial in Latin America.
Um economista veterano diz que é errado colocar a culpa em Dilma Rousseff sozinha pela crise — e que isso pode atrasar a recuperação econômica do Brasil.
Human rights issues shade Obama's visits to Cuba and Argentina. Plus: Colombia faces peace deadline; Venezuela goes on a long holiday; and more.
Lula’s detention shows no one is above the law – but it also brings the risk of violence in coming days.

This week’s likely top stories: Former Brazilian president investigated; Opposition gains influence in Bolivia; ICJ hearing on Bolivia-Chile border dispute begins; Puerto Rico legalizes medical marijuana; Costa Rican coast suffers chemical spill.

Brazilian Attorney General Roberto Gugel announced Wednesday that his office will investigate a claim that former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva was aware of the massive 2005 vote-buying scheme known as the “mensalão,” in which members of Lula’s Partido dos Trabalhadores (Workers' Party—PT) and other politicians bribed Brazilian lawmakers to back PT initiatives in Congress.

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