Opinion: Brazil’s “Weak Flesh” and Weaker Spirit

The Curmudgeon wishes this distraction had not occurred and that the police would get back to investigating true criminals.

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week, the Federal Police announced their lastest investigation, entitled “Carne Fraca” or “weak flesh” in English. The primary targets were not politicians, but rather numerous meat processing and packing plants (“frigoríficos”) as well as Brazilian behemoth beef merchants BRF and JBS.

The charges are that the plants were selling, both in Brazil and abroad, meat that was spoiled but had been adulterated with chemicals designed to hide . . .

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