Global Markets: Lula cleared in Brazil

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, March 9 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at
the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– An International Women’s Day march in Mexico City turned
violent on Monday, as police reportedly fired pepper spray at
protestors attempting to take down metal barricades set up
around the country’s National Palace. Protestors claim the
government was turning a blind eye to sexual violence against
women in the country.

– Former Brazilian president Luiz In cio Lula da Silva had his
criminal convictions annulled by a supreme court judge,
effectively allowing the leftist politician to run against
incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in the upcoming 2022 election. Lula,
now 75, was Brazil’s president from 2003 to 2011, but was
jailed on questionable corruption charges in 2018.

– The British Monarchy remained silent on Tuesday, with no
official response yet from Buckingham Palace to an interview
conducted by Oprah Winfrey with Meghan and Prince Harry that
included claims of racism. Harry and Meghan recently stepped
down from their roles in the Royal Family and have moved to
the United States.

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