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Brazilian Court Blocks Cabinet Post for Lula

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has blocked former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from accepting a Cabinet appointment that would have helped the ex-leader avoid corruption charges. Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes, who released his decision late Friday, said Lula's Cabinet post "could amount to an act of fraud against the constitution." Cabinet ministers in Brazil have immunity from prosecution in criminal court and can only be tried before the Supreme...

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