The Curmudgeon on Violence in Rio

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians are not, by and large, in favor of violence. They’ve never had a violent revolution like the U.S. or France. The military dictatorships were violent, but not to the extent of those in Argentina or Chile. So, in general, political movements here preach non-violence. But given what’s happened in Rio this month, The Curmudgeon wonders whether this is changing.

On July 11th and 17th, protests that . . .

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