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Opinion by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon really shouldn’t write about Carnival, because he doesn’t appreciate it properly. He has, after all, fallen asleep at the Sambódromo during one of the splendiferous parades. Fact.

So, this Curmudgeonly contribution to Carioca culture is not about Carnival — it’s about the Colliers Dictionary 2017 Word of the Year: “fake news”.

A story in yesterday’s Globo newspaper repeats the misleading claim that Mayor Marcello Crivella has cut the “subventions” paid to the major . . .

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