Opinion: Bankrupt States Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul Presage National Troubles

Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul are the states with the largest elderly population and the worst fiscal situation. However, this is no coincidence, but rather an important alert that the rest of Brazil continues to ignore.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It was on November 27th, 1937, 17 days after the establishment of the Varguista dictatorship with the Estado Novo, that Getúlio Vargas organized a ceremony in Rio de Janeiro to set the state flags on fire.

One by one, the flag stands burned in a pyre, in a symbolic gesture to illustrate the national union, but with the practical effect of reducing the states' autonomy, a mark of the country until now.

There were plenty of uprisings, and even civil wars, through which the country managed to achieve this Union.

In 1893, the Federalist Revolution . . .

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