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People demonstrate against Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Sao Paulo downtown Brazil on March 17 2016. A federal judge in Brazil suspended President Dilma Rousseff's appointment of her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as her new chief of staff Thursday, amid allegations she gave him the post to protect him from corruption charges.  (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
People demonstrate against Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Sao Paulo downtown Brazil on March 17 2016. A federal judge in Brazil suspended President Dilma Rousseff's appointment of her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as her new chief of staff Thursday, amid allegations she gave him the post to protect him from corruption charges. (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, better known as “Lula,” was supposed to be named chief of staff today in current president Dilma Rousseff’s administration, but a judge has blocked the move. Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti gets the latest news from NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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This segment aired on March 17, 2016.

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