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  • Brazil
    Friday Mar 4, 2016

    Lula da Silva

    Brazilian authorities raided Lula's home

    Brazil
    Friday Mar 4, 2016

    On 4 March 2016, as part of "Operation Car Wash", Brazilian authorities raided Lula's home.




  • Brazil
    Thursday Jul 28, 2016

    Lula da Silva

    39-page petition

    Brazil
    Thursday Jul 28, 2016

    On 28 July 2016, Lula filed a 39-page petition with the UN's Human Rights Committee outlining alleged abuses of power. The petition claims that "Lula is a victim of abuse of power by a judge, with the complicity of prosecutors and the media". The petition was the first ever taken against Brazil which ratified the Committee’s protocol in 2009.




  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Friday Aug 5, 2016

    Michael Phelps

    RIO 2016

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Friday Aug 5, 2016

    Phelps was chosen to be the American flag bearer at the opening ceremony, which was the first Olympic opening ceremony that he would attend.




  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Saturday Aug 13, 2016

    Michael Phelps

    Career ended

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Saturday Aug 13, 2016

    On August 13, in the 4 × 100-meter medley relay, Phelps ended his career with another gold medal, his 23rd at the Olympics and his 28th medal overall.




  • Brazil
    Wednesday Sep 14, 2016

    Lula da Silva

    Prosecutors filed corruption charges against Lula

    Brazil
    Wednesday Sep 14, 2016

    On 14 September 2016, prosecutors filed corruption charges against Lula, accusing him of being the mastermind or 'maximum commander of the scheme'.




  • Brazil
    Monday Sep 19, 2016

    Lula da Silva

    Money Laundering

    Brazil
    Monday Sep 19, 2016

    On 19 September 2016, 13th Circuit (Paraná) federal judge Sérgio Moro, who was leading the corruption probe, accepted an indictment for money laundering against Lula and his wife Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva.




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