Argentines turn out to support Brazil's Lula

12 April 2018

Hundreds of Argentines from various social and union organizations gathered outside the Brazilian embassy in Buenos Aires yesterday. The protesters called for the release from prison of former Brazilian President Lula.  Lula turned himself into authorities over the weekend. He spent his first night in jail on a corruption conviction on Sunday. The imprisonment of Lula throws the October presidential election wide open as he leads the race in opinion polls. His conviction likely bars him from running.