Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO - As this Article is being published, the State of Rio de Janeiro government is fomenting a protest march, scheduled for 2PM, Wednesday, March 16th, starting at Candelária and ending at Cinelândia (as they all do) with a rally where politicos perorate. All state government workers have been granted a “ponto facultativo”, meaning they won’t be docked any pay if they don’t punch the time clock on their way to the rally.
The motivation for this protest is that last week the Federal House of Deputies passed its version of . . .