RIO DE JANEIRO - It is starting to feel like countdowns are all around us. In Brazil we are facing the nation-wide elections in a matter of days, while the World Cup and Olympics approach as impending tidal waves in the distance. Hopefully good tidal waves...
The elections started with at least four main contenders for the presidential race; Marina Silva (PV), José Serra (PSDB), Dilma Rousseff (PT), and Ciro Gomes (PSB).
Over time Gomes seemed to fade from the limelight and . . .