Dilma’s message to protesters? “In-you-face, suckers!”
Rousseff came under pressure to name Lula to her administration after federal police briefly detained him for questioning March 4 and state prosecutors days later charged him with money laundering and hiding assets as part of a separate probe. He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. Now that Lula is a member of her Cabinet, under Brazilian law only the Supreme Court can authorize his imprisonment and trial.
Dilma’s putting no light between her fate and Lula’s. The question may come down to, how will Brazil’s institutions hold up?