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Opinion, by the Curmudgeon

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- The Curmudgeon will depart from Brazilian politics briefly, to celebrate a date that changed the entire world. On 9/11/89, as the 9th of November 1989 is known everywhere in the world except the U.S., the Berlin Wall was dismantled, and with it the oppression of millions located behind the Iron Curtain. On that date 25 years ago, tens of millions of people around the world wept tears of joy, rather than tears of sadness or loss or regret.

The Curmudgeon was in Rio, and his closest friends at the . . .

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