Opinion: The Cowardly Lioness in Brazil

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Towards the end of April, May Day approaches. Historically, in northerly climes, this portends the spring of life, the joy of annual rebirth. Here in Brazil, sadly, May Day will be converted into MAYDAY! the universally known synonym for HELP!

Brazil’s soi disant “Presidenta” has had her professional flacks announce that, on the Day of the Workers, for the first time in decades, a sitting President will not give a public speech on May Day, broadcast for all to hear. Why won’t she do this?

Because she’s afraid of . . .

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