By Arkady Petrov

BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is the eternal land of privilege and nepotism. The advantages for the rich and powerful in the country are numerous. What would be unthinkable in other countries is considered normal in Brazil - and it is legal.

It is therefore not surprising that The Chamber of Deputies granted a diplomatic passport to at least 404 children and spouses of deputies, as reported in the latest posts from Brazilian media outlet UOL.

That total exceeds the number of deputies who are bearing the document (369) and those who do not but could request one . . .

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