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Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, a standard-bearer of the Latin American left and a political force in Brazil, was released from jail pending appeals Friday, cutting short a long corruption sentence that prevented him from contesting the last presidential election.
Brazilian authorities have launched a major operation to capture scores of inmates who escaped from a detention center in the country's north during a prison riot in which nearly 60 people were killed.
A Brazilian policeman has confessed to killing the Greek ambassador upon the request of the envoy’s Brazilian wife, who had a love affair with him.