Lula faces a prison sentence if found guilty, but If cleared, he says he will run again for the presidency next year.
China has suspended meat imports from Brazil over its rotten meat scandal while the European Union has called for a partial ban, deepening the crisis in the world’s biggest beef and poultry-exporting nation.
A plane carrying 81 people, including a top Brazilian football team, Chapecoense FC, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia.
Brazil’s Senate has voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office for manipulating the budget; an accusation the president firmly denied.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health said it will fund a study to monitor U.S. athletes, coaches and members of the Olympic Committee staff for exposure to Zika virus while in Brazil, with the hope of gaining better understanding of how it persists in the body and the potential risks it poses.
Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing more than 51% of votes in the closest election race in many years. An official count showed her rival, Aecio…