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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One sad piece of last week’s news was that almost 400 people in Cambodia were killed when they were pushed onto a small stretch of bridge, from both sides. Another piece of last week’s news is similar: dozens of drug gangsters (hereafter “bandidos”) have been killed in Rio after having been pushed onto a small stretch of “turf”, from all sides.

Cambodia was a one-off disaster; Rio will continue . . .

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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.