Dirceu lost an appeal against his conviction for money laundering, corruption and membership of a criminal group, at a court in Porto Alegre on Thursday.
Brazil was one of several countries, along with the European Union, threatened with tariffs of 25 percent on steel imports to the United States and 10 percent on aluminum.
The privilege has been part of the constitution since 1988.
The decision, announced late Friday, will see 12 of the 38 so-called pacification police units (UPP) shut down and seven others merged into existing operations.
The first day of Lula's 12-year sentence marked the downfall of once one of the world's most popular politicians.
Tension soared in Latin America's largest country ahead of the court showdown, with both backers and opponents of Lula warning of a threat to democracy.
In a statement, Siemens said it had signed an accord with APEX, Brazil's Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, committing to a string of projects to "unleash a new cycle of sustainable growth" in the country of 207 million people.
The oil and gas sector is expected to absorb 71.4 percent of this total, Brazilian ambassador to Turkey says
Temer came to the city to meet Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao, several ministers and General Walter Souza Braga Netto, who will lead the operation and who was in charge of coordinating security when the city hosted the 2016 Olympic Games.
An appeals court last week upheld a money laundering and corruption conviction against Lula and imposed a more than 12 year prison sentence. The sentence means that the Workers' Party founder and icon of the Latin American left has few avenues left to being allowed to run in October's election.
The three-judge panel is to rule on an appeal by the hugely popular leftist icon against a corruption conviction in Brazil's sprawling "Car Wash" graft scandal.
Authorities said that a group of prisoners invaded a wing of the facility populated by members of a rival gang shortly after midday, sparking the riot that led to the deadly fire, according to the G1 news portal.
"There is no agreement between the party and Ronaldinho for him to launch a bid for a Senate seat," the party, Patriota, said.
The 76-year-old, a former member of the FIFA Council, is the latest prominent South American official to be banned by the sport's governing body as part of its investigation into a vast corruption scandal.
Equipment donation to children's oncology institute is first project of state-run aid agency TIKA in Brazil
Organizers of the poll say the desire to be free from the rule of the corruption-riddled government in Brasilia is strong and genuine.
Prosecutors told Amazonia Real that federal police and the Public Prosecutor's office were investigating the killings of an unspecified number of indigenous people reportedly killed in August in the Sao Paulo.
The increase in GDP surprised analysts polled earlier by financial newspaper Valor who'd been expecting no movement for the second quarter of the year. In the first quarter, Latin America's biggest economy expanded one percent.
Officer Fabio Jose Cavalcante was shot dead while on duty in Baixada Fluminense, a poor, high-crime suburb of Rio, which hosted the Summer Olympics last year.
But Brazilian President Michel Temer has given the nod to a more literal sense of riches -- mineral extraction -- leaving environmentalists and activists including Gisele Bundchen up in arms.
New accident follows deadly sinking earlier this week