Opinion: The Blame Game, a Bovine Smidgen

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The media are having a field day with one of President Dilma’s recent remarks concerning the “bos sacrosanctus”. She recently insisted that the entire fault for the current “Petrolão” scandal can be laid at the feet of former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso.

Why is FHC to blame? Because, quoth La Presidenta, the politically oriented corruption began in the late 1990s, during FHC’s second tenure as President. Had he decided to eliminate that practice, root and branch, it would not have been able to thrive and flourish.

FHC was succeeded . . .

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