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The imprisonment of ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has given already chaotic Brazil another push down an evermore unpredictable future.With six months to go before a presidential election, Lula's imprisonment for corruption has created ever-deeper divisions.Volatility Lula's almost certain exit from the election has sent the other candidates scrambling.Adding to the tension, the head of the army, Gen. Eduardo Villas Boas, made a call last week that appeared to demand Lula's imprisonment – a rare and, some say, disturbing intervention into politics by a top officer.The crusade has investigated or convicted scores of politicians, including Lula, and seen the filing of corruption charges against Temer, although for now he is protected by presidential immunity.Bolsonaro, who comes only second to Lula in polls, has also stirred up his base by capitalizing on widespread dislike of Lula.
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