Opinion: The Year of Living Dangerously, A Brazilian Tale

Opinion, by Simon Thomas

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Brazil right now it feels a bit like the last few scenes of one of those movies where the protagonist finally overcomes the main villain and there appears a series of black frames with writing, the so-called epilogue, telling of how things went down, who confessed, died, fled the country or lived happily ever after.

Such a film, something like “The Untouchables in Brazil”, “How to Lose an Economy in Ten Years” or simply “Brazilian Psycho”, could have any one of fifty bad guys (or gals), yet would likely end . . .

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