Opinion: Brazil’s 2017: O Tempora! O Mores!

You ask, what is the news for 2017? Read on, if you dare, for the Curmudgeon will offer a prediction of what “the times!” and “the customs!” will witness.

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the Curmudgeon mused little more than twelve months ago, “O tempora! O mores!” (“Oh the times! Oh the customs!”) was the tag line for a speech by Cicero in the Roman Senate which began with “How long, o [prominent Senator] will you continue to abuse our patience?” Does that sound familiar here in Brazil?

But of course, this is last year’s news. 2016 has, by now, become . . .

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