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The Debate

Go to jail? Lula's verdict divides Brazil

This time, Lula seems to really be going to jail. Brazil's charismatic former president will only be able to exhaust appeals against corruption convictions from behind bars. Supporters of the Workers Party leader call the 6-5 decision by the court political, the destiny of the trade unionist mirroring the boom-to-bust story of Brazil over the past two decades. Did the favourite for the next presidential poll in October deserve it? Was justice blind?

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Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Tatiana REITER, and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

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