Opinion: O Tempora! O Mores! Brazil in 2017

Fearless as ever, the Curmudgeon will now reflect upon the predictions he made eleven months ago.

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the Curmudgeon mused slightly less 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?

Fearless as ever, the Curmudgeon will now reflect upon the predictions he made eleven months ago for how Brazilian’s patience would be abused in 2017. First the prediction. [Then, in brackets, 20/20 hindsight]:

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