The Curmudgeon Below the Antarctic Circle

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s favorite penguin used to be the one placed on the label of every single beer sold by Antarctica, once the most popular beer in Brazil and still at least number three in sales. And why not, it’s a symbol of coolness and elegance, an upright and upstanding figure well outfitted in formal haberdashery of black tie and tails.

But things have changed this past week, as news hit the warmer world that Brazil’s scientific research station on King George Island, Antarctica, was largely Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?

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The Curmudgeon moved to Rio over forty years ago, and remained there until late 2018. He's been writing political commentary for The Rio Times for nine years. He once referred to himself as a WASP (look it up) but doesn't any more because it embarrasses him.