Brazil’s Workers Party formalizes support for ex-president Lula

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s leftist Workers Party (PT) approved a resolution on Saturday formally supporting the candidacy of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as the nation’s left continues to rally around the leader despite a corruption conviction.

Brazil’s Temer delays pension-vote talks as he recovers after surgery

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Michel Temer has postponed meetings scheduled for Thursday to discuss a crucial pension reform vote as he recovers well in hospital following minor surgery, his office said, and he will not be back on the job until Friday.