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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon has read about the frequent “panelazos” in Buenos Aires, but he really didn’t think he’d see (and hear) one in Rio de Janeiro. Boy, was he ever wrong. There he was, sitting at home on Sunday, whiling away weekend minutes puzzling over a Bracket for the 2015 March Madness. Never an easy task, it suddenly became more difficult when he heard clanging noises and shouting voices.

Arising from his torpor, he went to the window, looked down and out, but couldn’t see any automobiles or other parade . . .

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