Herding Cats, or The Honeymoon is Over

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Sunday’s paper brought the news from columnist Ancelmo Gois (who knows everybody and everything) that the honeymoon is over. The bride, of course, is President Dilma; the groom is persons unknown, but politicos all. Why? According to Mr. Gois, it’s the Palocci Factor.

One reads in the papers that Chief of Staff and de facto Prime Minister Antonio Palocci, during the four years he was not in Government, increased his net worth by . . .

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The Curmudgeon moved to Rio over forty years ago, and remained there until late 2018. He's been writing political commentary for The Rio Times for nine years. He once referred to himself as a WASP (look it up) but doesn't any more because it embarrasses him.