Opinion by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – All of Brazil has come to a screeching halt this month. Schools are on holiday, the legislative and judicial branches of government are (again!) in recess; pundits have almost nothing to write about.

Pundits including the Curmudgeon, he must admit. The January doldrums have affected him, but the date of January 24th has got him stirring; today’s essay is a further disquisition on the destiny of the man he regards as Brazil’s foremost criminal mastermind: former President Luis . . .

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