Opinion: Temer’s First Fortnight – a Report Card

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As of Friday, May 28th, Michel Temer will have been President of Brazil for two weeks. During this period he has abolished, demoted and revamped cabinet ministries, announced a new foreign policy and proposed drastic economic measures, after admitting an astounding budget deficit.

So, how’s he doing? The Curmudgeon will share a few thoughts.

Let’s start with one obvious failing grade, an “F” in America—the appointment of ministers who are under investigation for criminal activities, justifying it by the “presumption of innocence” fallacy so beloved of crooked politicians and . . .

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