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[BREAKING] Brazil judge issues arrest warrant for Lula da Silva

SAO PAULO — The Latest on the fate of former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Federal judge Sergio Moro has issued an arrest warrant for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Thursday’s warrant comes several hours after the country’s top court denied a request by da Silva to stay out of prison while he appealed a corruption conviction.

Moro gave da Silva 24 hours to present himself to federal police in the southern city of Curitiba.

Last year, Moro convicted da Silva of trading favors with a construction company in exchange for the promise of a beachfront apartment. That conviction was upheld by an appeals court in January. (AP)

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