Brazilians protest as Lula, under investigation, gets Cabinet position

March 17, 2016 4:11 AM

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets at the end of an extraordinary day in a worsening political situation as an enormous political corruption scandal threatened two of their most powerful leaders.

Many were protesting the decision by President Dilma Rousseff to make her predecessor Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva her chief of staff. Others, in smaller numbers, defended her Workers’ Party government. The protests came just days after hundreds of thousands of Brazilians had called for Rousseff’s impe...

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