RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - J. P. Cuenca feels like a "Kafka of the tropics". This is not the first time, because a few years ago this Brazilian author was involved in a surreal situation when he learned that he had been dead to the authorities for some time. He converted that bureaucratic imbroglio into material for his novel 'Descobri que estava morto' (I Found Out I Was Dead), from 2016.
Now the issue transcends him and what is at stake is more important. Cuenca is the target of a broad legal offensive because of a June tweet. Over one hundred . . .