Ex-President of Brazil Faces New Corruption Charges

From the New York Times

Federal prosecutors filed new corruption charges on Monday against Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, raising pressure on him and his family over dealings in Angola, the oil-rich country where Brazilian companies have aggressively raised their profile over the last decade.

The charges are the latest blow to Mr. da Silva, 70, who has been one of Latin America’s most influential politicians. In the scandal around the national oil company, Petrobras, he is already facing two separate trials on obstruction charges and charges that he illegally benefited from ties to O.A.S., a Brazilian construction company.

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