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Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010) took 28 million Brazilians out of poverty and raised the image of the country abroad, but now, almost a decade later, the metalworker will go down in history as the first president of Brazil imprisoned for corruption. EFE / Sebastião Moreira

Former President of Brazil and one of the most loved politicians in the world, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on corruption charges.