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Brazil's former President, Lula, released from jail

Brazil's former President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has been freed from jail.

Brazil's former President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has been freed from jail. A judge ordered the release of Lula after the Supreme Court ruled that convicted criminals should go to prison only if they have exhausted their appeal options. We hear from John Watts, spokesman for Lula's legal defence team. Plus, as voters in Spain head to the polls on Sunday we look at the economic arguments in play. The BBC's Guy Hedgecoe in Madrid has been out and about to hear what people want from the election. Spain's economy minister Nadia Calvino argues that the country is in a stronger economic position than it has been in the recent past. And we hear from Spanish journalist Clara Jimenez of fact checking news organisation Maldita how much of a role social media misinformation has been playing in the campaign. Also in the programme, our reporter in India explores how an economic slowdown is hurting communities and the knitwear industry in the state of Punjab.

Photo: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
Credit: Fabio Vieira/FotoRua/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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