Dear Mr. Royster [AKA the Curmudgeon],

I was a missionary serving for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in northeastern Brazil back in the early 2000’s and in my current job I have the privilege of traveling down there about three times a year.

I read their newspapers daily (Folha, Globo, Estadão, Jornal do Brasil etc.) to keep up on everything Brazil but, by far, I enjoy your columns the most (although the Sensacionalista does comes in as a close second). Your historically based, skeptical, analytical realism sprinkled with snark keep me both informed and . . .

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