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Former President Lula Denies Wrongdoing in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One day after being charged by federal prosecutors for corruption and mismanagement of funds, former President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva said in a rally in São Paulo that the entire list of accusations announcement on Wednesday was ‘a pyrotechnic spectacle’ and that he was being persecuted ‘for the good things he did for the country’.

“In respect for the law, I will provide as many depositions as needed. Call me and I'll be there,” said Lula to a group of PT (Workers’ Party) supporters.

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