Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When last seen Below the Salt, the Curmudgeon opined that it was cash that united the Powercats and their herders. Antonio Palocci, having increased his net worth by some R$20 million, walked the plank. A month later, Antonio Nascimento, the Transportation Minister, whose son increased his net worth by 870 percent in a few years, walked the same plank.
What both dismissals have in common is money and mismanagement. What they also have in common is their illustrious Godfather, former President Lula. As many commentators have gleefully pointed out, Palocci and . . .