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Latest update : 2018-01-23

Ex-president Lula is 'clearly innocent', Rousseff says

In an interview with FRANCE 24, former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff spoke out about her impeachment in 2016, claiming to be the "victim of a parliamentary coup". She also weighed in ahead of the appeal of her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was found guilty of corruption last year.

Speaking to FRANCE 24 in Brazil, Rousseff came to the defence of her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for corruption in July 2017. His appeal is scheduled for January 24. Lula is "clearly innocent" and his trial "is full of errors”, Rousseff told FRANCE 24. She believes Brazil will be ungovernable if Lula cannot run for president in October.

By Victoria ALVARES

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2018-02-21 Africa

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2018-02-17 Americas

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2018-02-13 Middle East

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2018-02-14 Americas

Russian interference in US elections is 'a serious threat to our democracy'

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2018-02-10 Africa

The devastating impact of climate change on Niger and Mali

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