Brazil's ex-president faces corruption probe

Investigation into former President Lula da Silva's alleged role in vote buying divides public opinion.

    A Brazilian federal prosecutor has ordered an investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged role in a 2005 vote buying corruption scandal.

    The investigation, currently gathering steam, has divided public opinion around the most popular political figure of modern times.

    Lula's critics say it is a long overdue, while supporters of the former president say it is politically motivated.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Sao Paulo.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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