Gringo View Opinion: The Bananas in Brazil Are So Good

You can always tell when a Latin American crisis story is getting through. Gringos like me notice an increase in messages from friends and family abroad asking me when am I going to jilt my love affair with Brazil and ‘get wise’?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) It has certainly been easy to trash Brazil lately. It seems to have become a mini-industry for the world’s media.

The NYTimes, the Economist, and many others have focused on what’s wrong with the country: its exploding Covid-19 cases; its cavalier, reckless, hapless and now Covid-19 infected president; its depressed economy; its Amazon fires claiming and destroying more and more of what is called, rightly or wrongly, ‘the lungs of the planet’; and its criminal disregard for indigenous people.

One hears with increasing regularity tired old one-liners like "Brazil . . .

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