The Curmudeon’s Paean to Paes

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon’s not usually complimentary to Rio politicians, but … Hey! It’s a brand New Year. The politician to be praised is Rio’s Prefeito Eduardo Paes; the reason for this paean is his successful campaign to turn Rio traffic into something resembling civilization.

We admit that some of Hizzoner’s former ideas about Rio traffic have seemed a bit bizarre—for instance: (a) banning all motor vehicles from Avenida Rio . . .

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