go to top
Demonstrators shout slogans in support of Brazilian former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Jan. 24, 2018 (AP photo by Andre Penner).

Brazil’s Workers’ Party May Soon Be Forced to Start Pondering Life After Lula

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

On Jan. 24, a Brazilian appeals court upheld corruption charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Despite the ruling, Lula, as he is popularly known, still leads the polls ahead of presidential elections slated for Oct. 7. In an email interview, Kurt Weyland, a professor in the department of government at the University of Texas at Austin and author of several books on Brazil and Latin America, discusses what’s next for Lula, his leftist Workers’ Party and Brazil’s corruption-plagued democracy.

WPR: After his corruption conviction was upheld, what can we expect from Lula going forward? ...

Want to Read the Rest?
Login or Subscribe Today.
Get unlimited access to must-read news, analysis and opinion from top experts. Subscribe to World Politics Review and you'll receive instant access to 9,000+ articles in the World Politics Review Library, along with new comprehensive analysis every weekday . . . written by leading topic experts.

YES, I want to subscribe now.