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Brazilians protest after Lula gains immunity

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 00:47

Protests erupt in several Brazilian cities after President Dilma Rousseff names her predecessor chief of staff, shielding him from prosecution. Natasha Howitt reports.

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The streets in Brazil are packed with protesters, after President Dilma Rousseff named her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as her chief of staff. The country's opposition says the move is an attempt to shield Lula from prosecution. He was charged last week with money laundering and fraud. As chief of staff, he is immune from all but the Supreme Court. Protesters are calling for his arrest and for Rousseff to step down -- this woman shouts that she is tired of so much corruption in the country. Rousseff is being blamed for Brazil's worst recession in a generation. She says Lula has been chosen for his experience, and his history of championing sound economic policies and fighting inflation.

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Brazilians protest after Lula gains immunity

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 00:47