- Ex-president in jail for allegedly corruptly acquiring the property
- ‘If it’s Lula’s the people can stay. If not, then why is he in jail?’
Leftwing housing activists in Brazil have occupied the beachfront triplex apartment at the centre of a corruption case against former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who was jailed last weekend on corruption charges.
Prosecutors say that Lula was promised the beachfront apartment in the seaside town Guarujá in return for helping the construction company OAS secure lucrative contracts with Brazil’s state oil firm Petrobras. He is still appealing against the conviction.