Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

FILE - In this March 30, 2015 file photo, Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attends an extraordinary Worker's Party leaders' meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Speaking in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at an event to mark the 36 years of the governing Workers' party, Silva said he would put himself forward as a presidential candidate "if necessary." He would be 72 by the time of the next election in 2018, but Silva said he would have "the desire of a 30-year-old to be president of the republic." (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)