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Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the eve of the Ides of March, Brazil's Chief Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot submitted 320 petitions to Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF), or, more precisely, to Reporting Justice Fachin. The petitions are...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Polls released yesterday show that, in elections for President of Brazil, in the first round, against all comers, the winner would be former President Lula. Then they show that in the...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The institutional foundations of Brazil are under attack from each other, and from within. The President and his economic team have been running pitched battles with the so-called “Centrão”, where the corrupt...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For most spectators, the most surprising event of the entire impeachment proceeding was the abrupt division of the vote on impeachment (guilt or innocence) from the vote on punishment (loss of...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon is today reminded of a well-worn Brazilian phrase: “tudo acaba em pizza”. The phrase originated in São Paulo soccer club Palmeiras, where, after ferocious battles for control of...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon’s last op-ed submission accused the STF of having acted without constitutional support by barring Eduardo Cunha from exercising his elected office as a Federal Deputy. But that was the...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In his previous column, the Curmudgeon opined that Congress, while paying lip service to the “presidential” system of government, has essentially adhered to the parliamentary method of replacing those whose job...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The unofficial Brazilian presidential campaigns have begun. Former President Lula told supporters that, if it were necessary, he’d agree to run for President in 2018—no surprise there. Lula knows he should...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 1973 film epic “High Plains Drifter” stars Clint Eastwood as an anonymous stranger who crosses the high plains until reaching Lago, a town threatened by a band of outlaws. “Planalto”...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It’s been a bad week for Presidents in Brazil, with almost daily headlines containing denunciations of corrupt behavior. The best known “President” is former President Lula. This week it was announced...
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