The Curmudgeon in Praise of Paraguay

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fernando Lugo, Paraguay’s President, who (because he used to be a Jesuit Priest?) is much craftier than both La Presidenta (Argentina) and El Presidente for Life (Venezuela), came to São Paulo a few years ago, had his cancer treatment, is back in his home country and (apparently) none the worse off (politically or medically) for having had his treatment, and for having allowed doctors to tell reporters what he had and what he (and the doctors) were going to do about it.

Compare, for a second or two, the behavior . . .

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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.