‘Our phoenix’: Lula’s ups and downs in Brazil defy belief


              Supporters of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula gather on Paulista Av. after he defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off election to become the country's next president, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shakes hands with a supporter as he campaigns a day ahead of the country's general election, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, gets a kiss from his wife Rosangela Silva, during a campaign rally at Cinelandia square, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands amid supporters during the final rally of his week-long campaign tour of southern Brazil, in Curitiba, Parana state, Brazil, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is escorted by the Federal Police, in Curitiba, Brazil, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands next to the body of his wife Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva, during her wake in Sao Bernardo do Campo, in the greater Sao Paulo area, Brazil, Feb. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva embraces incoming President Dilma Rousseff after placing the presidential sash on her at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE - Demonstrators parade large inflatable dolls depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison garb and current President Dilma Rousseff dressed as a thief, with a presidential sash that reads "Impeachment," in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, attend the G8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva holds up his arms as he rides in an open car with his wife Marisa, after being sworn in as the country's new president, in Brasilia, Brazil,  Jan. 1, 2003. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
            
              FILE - Honorary president of the Workers Party, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, speaks during a protest against the free-market reforms of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 26, 1999. (AP Photo/Beto Barata, File)
            
              Supporters of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula gather on Paulista Av. after he defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off election to become the country's next president, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shakes hands with a supporter as he campaigns a day ahead of the country's general election, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, gets a kiss from his wife Rosangela Silva, during a campaign rally at Cinelandia square, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              Supporters of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula gather on Paulista Av. after he defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off election to become the country's next president, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands amid supporters during the final rally of his week-long campaign tour of southern Brazil, in Curitiba, Parana state, Brazil, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shakes hands with a supporter as he campaigns a day ahead of the country's general election, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is escorted by the Federal Police, in Curitiba, Brazil, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, gets a kiss from his wife Rosangela Silva, during a campaign rally at Cinelandia square, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands next to the body of his wife Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva, during her wake in Sao Bernardo do Campo, in the greater Sao Paulo area, Brazil, Feb. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands amid supporters during the final rally of his week-long campaign tour of southern Brazil, in Curitiba, Parana state, Brazil, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is escorted by the Federal Police, in Curitiba, Brazil, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva embraces incoming President Dilma Rousseff after placing the presidential sash on her at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands next to the body of his wife Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva, during her wake in Sao Bernardo do Campo, in the greater Sao Paulo area, Brazil, Feb. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - Demonstrators parade large inflatable dolls depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison garb and current President Dilma Rousseff dressed as a thief, with a presidential sash that reads "Impeachment," in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva embraces incoming President Dilma Rousseff after placing the presidential sash on her at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE - U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, attend the G8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva holds up his arms as he rides in an open car with his wife Marisa, after being sworn in as the country's new president, in Brasilia, Brazil,  Jan. 1, 2003. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
            
              FILE - Honorary president of the Workers Party, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, speaks during a protest against the free-market reforms of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 26, 1999. (AP Photo/Beto Barata, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shakes hands with a supporter as he campaigns a day ahead of the country's general election, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, gets a kiss from his wife Rosangela Silva, during a campaign rally at Cinelandia square, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands amid supporters during the final rally of his week-long campaign tour of southern Brazil, in Curitiba, Parana state, Brazil, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is escorted by the Federal Police, in Curitiba, Brazil, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands next to the body of his wife Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva, during her wake in Sao Bernardo do Campo, in the greater Sao Paulo area, Brazil, Feb. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva embraces incoming President Dilma Rousseff after placing the presidential sash on her at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE - Demonstrators parade large inflatable dolls depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison garb and current President Dilma Rousseff dressed as a thief, with a presidential sash that reads "Impeachment," in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, attend the G8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva holds up his arms as he rides in an open car with his wife Marisa, after being sworn in as the country's new president, in Brasilia, Brazil,  Jan. 1, 2003. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
            
              FILE - Honorary president of the Workers Party, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, speaks during a protest against the free-market reforms of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 26, 1999. (AP Photo/Beto Barata, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shakes hands with a supporter as he campaigns a day ahead of the country's general election, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, gets a kiss from his wife Rosangela Silva, during a campaign rally at Cinelandia square, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands amid supporters during the final rally of his week-long campaign tour of southern Brazil, in Curitiba, Parana state, Brazil, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is escorted by the Federal Police, in Curitiba, Brazil, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands next to the body of his wife Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva, during her wake in Sao Bernardo do Campo, in the greater Sao Paulo area, Brazil, Feb. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva embraces incoming President Dilma Rousseff after placing the presidential sash on her at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE - Demonstrators parade large inflatable dolls depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison garb and current President Dilma Rousseff dressed as a thief, with a presidential sash that reads "Impeachment," in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, attend the G8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva holds up his arms as he rides in an open car with his wife Marisa, after being sworn in as the country's new president, in Brasilia, Brazil,  Jan. 1, 2003. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
            
              FILE - Honorary president of the Workers Party, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, speaks during a protest against the free-market reforms of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 26, 1999. (AP Photo/Beto Barata, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shakes hands with a supporter as he campaigns a day ahead of the country's general election, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, gets a kiss from his wife Rosangela Silva, during a campaign rally at Cinelandia square, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands amid supporters during the final rally of his week-long campaign tour of southern Brazil, in Curitiba, Parana state, Brazil, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is escorted by the Federal Police, in Curitiba, Brazil, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands next to the body of his wife Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva, during her wake in Sao Bernardo do Campo, in the greater Sao Paulo area, Brazil, Feb. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva embraces incoming President Dilma Rousseff after placing the presidential sash on her at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE - Demonstrators parade large inflatable dolls depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison garb and current President Dilma Rousseff dressed as a thief, with a presidential sash that reads "Impeachment," in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, attend the G8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva holds up his arms as he rides in an open car with his wife Marisa, after being sworn in as the country's new president, in Brasilia, Brazil,  Jan. 1, 2003. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
            
              FILE - Honorary president of the Workers Party, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, speaks during a protest against the free-market reforms of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 26, 1999. (AP Photo/Beto Barata, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shakes hands with a supporter as he campaigns a day ahead of the country's general election, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, gets a kiss from his wife Rosangela Silva, during a campaign rally at Cinelandia square, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands amid supporters during the final rally of his week-long campaign tour of southern Brazil, in Curitiba, Parana state, Brazil, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is escorted by the Federal Police, in Curitiba, Brazil, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva stands next to the body of his wife Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva, during her wake in Sao Bernardo do Campo, in the greater Sao Paulo area, Brazil, Feb. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva embraces incoming President Dilma Rousseff after placing the presidential sash on her at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
            
              FILE - Demonstrators parade large inflatable dolls depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison garb and current President Dilma Rousseff dressed as a thief, with a presidential sash that reads "Impeachment," in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - U.S. President Barack Obama and Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, attend the G8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva holds up his arms as he rides in an open car with his wife Marisa, after being sworn in as the country's new president, in Brasilia, Brazil,  Jan. 1, 2003. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
            
              FILE - Honorary president of the Workers Party, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, speaks during a protest against the free-market reforms of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, in Brasilia, Brazil, Aug. 26, 1999. (AP Photo/Beto Barata, File)
            
              Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva raises his fist after addressing supporters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. Brazil's electoral authority said that the leftist Worker's Party candidate defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to become the country's next president. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
            
              Supporters of former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva celebrate after defeating incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off to become the country's next president, in Autazes, Amazonas State, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)
            
              Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks to supporters after defeating incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off election to become the country's next president, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
            
              Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula waves to supporters gathered on Paulista Av. after he defeated incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off election to become the country's next president, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
            
              Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva embraces former President Dilma Rousseff after defeating incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off election to become the country's next president, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Marcelo Chello)
            
              Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva celebrates with his wife Rosangela Silva, left, and running mate Geraldo Alckmin, right, after defeating incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential run-off to become the country's next president, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
‘Our phoenix’: Lula’s ups and downs in Brazil defy belief