Opinion: Brazil’s Lula, a Legendary Myth

In this column the Curmudgeon submits there was, and is, an actual, existing legend in Brazilian politics, one whose hubris has caused him to become a myth — former President Lula.

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Jair Bolsonaro, a/k/a “o Mito” has been elected President of Brazil. He had over sixty percent majority support in all regions of Brazil except its Northeast, where PT’s candidate Fernando Haddad won practically everywhere.

As the Curmudgeon has pointed out, “mito” can be properly rendered, in English, as either “legend” or “myth”. Simply put, heroes become legends, failed heroes become myths. The jury is out on how posterity will view Mr. Bolsonaro after his term in office.

In this column the Curmudgeon submits there was . . .

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