Opinion: Brazil Should Give Thanks Today

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 . . .

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