Back on the Trail of Brazil’s Fortunes

Editorial, by Doug Gray

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In March 2009, I was among the first reporters to be hired by a local news outfit called The Gringo Times, helping to put together the city’s first weekly online newspaper in English.

Two years previously, FIFA had announced that Brazil would host the 2014 World Cup. Six months later, Rio would win the right to host the 2016 Olympics. Like . . .

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