President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva takes his last tour of Africa as president.
Another batch of text messages between Brazilian judge Sérgio Moro and Operation Car Wash's prosecutors are leaked. The messages state that Moro advised lead prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol and the other prosecutors to halt any investigations on Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's political rival. Moro is quoted as saying the investigations would "offend someone whose support is important".
The Superior Electoral Court of Brazil rules that former President and Workers' Party (PT) presidential candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva cannot run in the election because he does not qualify under the Clean Slate law. The Court also ruled that PT cannot run political ads featuring Lula.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva gives a public address alongside his impeached successor Dilma Rousseff in São Bernardo do Campo, saying he will comply with an arrest warrant and begin a 12-year term for corruption after two failed appeals to have the warrant withdrawn. He maintains his innocence.
The Brazil Workers' Party (PT) insists that former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be their candidate for the upcoming presidential election even as a conviction for corruption bars him from participating. The São Paulo stock market hits new highs and the value of the Brazilian real strengthens.