Brazil’s Lula da Silva barred from running for presidency

  • Supporters of Brazil’s Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, display banners with text written in Portuguese that read “Free Lula” during during a protest in front of the Superior Electoral Court, as the trial against the candidacy of the jailed former president continues, in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Brazil’s general elections will be held on October 7. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

SAO PAULO (AP) — A majority of justices on Brazil’s electoral court voted late Friday to bar ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in October’s presidential election, virtually ending any chance that the front-runner will get on the ballot.

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