The Curmudgeon on São Conrado (Part II)

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO - There was a shoot-out in São Conrado early Saturday morning August 21st; most of the perps, including Rocinha drugs kingpin Nem, got away. Some ten ensconced themselves in the Intercontinental Hotel and took hostages, but after palavering, they gave themselves up and were taken to jail. Normally that would be the end of the story, but 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.