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Brazil's Lula: leftist giant on the brink of tumbling

Mr Lula retains a hard core of support and leads polls ahead of next year's elections. However, he has sky high negatives too, inspiring near hatred on the right.

Sao Paulo

A FORMER shoeshine boy and steelworker who rose to become one of Brazil's most popular presidents, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva now risks seeing his reputation shredded in humiliating fashion.

Mr Lula faces five corruption trials and on Wednesday he was to go before...

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