Opinion: Rio’s Mayor and Carnival 2018

Every year the City of Rio de Janeiro willingly and voluntarily pays big money to notorious criminals, and never, ever, asks what is done with it.

Opinion by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Marcello Crivella took office as Mayor of Rio around eighteen months ago. One of his first official acts (actually an omission) was to leave Rio during Carnival 2017. As one might expect, he got a lot of (undeserved) bad press for doing that.

For Carnival 2018, he’s upped the ante. Last week he announced he would cut in half the amount of funding the City of Rio gives the . . .

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