Opinion, by Michael Royster
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil prides itself on being a “civilized” country, since it does not have the death penalty, unlike “uncivilized” countries such as the U.S. and China and Saudi Arabia. The Curmudgeon knows this claim is an outright lie.
The Curmudgeon knows that the death penalty is widely applied throughout the country by “law enforcement agents”: police and military “death squads” who, during their off hours, routinely hunt down and . . .