Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon, together with almost everyone else in Brazil, is on tenterhooks today. The question on everyone’s mind is “Will he or won’t he?” The “he” is Brazil’s former President Lula, and the question is whether he will, or will not, accept the invitation by Brazil’s current President Dilma to become a Cabinet Minister.

The exact ministry has (apparently) not been chosen, but rest assured it won’t be one of the thirty-plus garden variety ministries cluttering up Brazil’s bureaucracy—far from it. Lula has been . . .

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