An anti-government protestor holds a sign that reads in Portuguese "Impeachment now!
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Brazil protests: Judge blocks Lula appointment

A Brazilian judge has blocked the appointment of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to his successor, Dilma Rousseff, shortly after he was sworn in.

The judge's injunction said there was a risk a federal investigation could be derailed if Lula was a minister.

Julia Carneiro reports.

  • 18 Mar 2016
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