Brazilian newspaper O Globo reports that there has been pressure on Lisbon restaurant Solar dos Nunes to take down a photograph of former President Lula da Silva dressed in a Benfica t-shirt. Lula is currently charged with money-laundering. According to O Globo, elsewhere in Lisbon, another restaurant has been asked to remove the photograph it has on its walls of current President Dilma Rousseff, who is offering Lula a cabinet post.
The news comes as more than a million Brazilians took to the streets yesterday to protest against President Dilma’s so-called “institutionalization of corruption” during her tenure.
The decision to offer Lula a plum job within her cabinet is seen as a way of affording him more legal protection against money-laundering charges than he would have if facing them as an ordinary citizen, reports Expresso.