Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The official silly season has just begun, as the dozens of political parties inflicting themselves upon the electorate begin to hold their conventions, where they will nominate candidates for President, Governors, Senators and Federal Deputies. There are a few things known and a few things unknown, all of which bear watching.

There is good news. The current Senator from Amapá (hands up all those of you know where that is, liars . . .

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