Opinion: Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin, a Smidgen

Opinion: Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin, a Smidgen

Opinion, by The Curmudgeon RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Marina has now come out in favor of Aécio, as have most of the political parties that supported her, and the late Eduardo Campos’s family. Campos’s own party, however, has been split: its President has publicly accused Marina of “betraying” the party’s heritage, which he sees […]

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on Investigative Journalism

Opinion: The Curmudgeon on Investigative Journalism

Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last Friday, Candidate Dilma, at a press conference, said “the rôle of the press is not to investigate, but to divulge information.” As one might expect, this set off a flurry of “information divulging” by the Brazilian press, unanimously critical of her position. On Sunday, realizing […]

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