Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In his last posting, the Curmudgeon maintained that to avoid becoming a failed state at least two things are necessary: an independent judiciary and a sense of shame. Writing on this yesterday [Thanksgiving Day], the Curmudgeon is pleased to report that several Brazilian institutions have given a shining example of what Brazil can become with those essentials.
We will start with the independent judiciary, which yesterday ordered a sitting Senator, a billionaire banker and a lawyer to . . .