Brazil: Court rules against Lula’s plea to avoid jail term

Image result for Brazil: Court rules against Lula's plea to avoid jail termBrazil’s Supreme Court has rejected former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s plea to avoid his 12-year sentence for accepting bribes.

This is decision that likely ends his political career and deepens divisions in the country.

Lula is still Brazil’s most popular politician, despite his conviction and six separate pending corruption trials.

He is the front-runner in all opinion polls for the presidential election in October, but his conviction will likely bar him from running.

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