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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The week ahead in Brazil’s political arena promises to be turbulent with the Chamber of Deputies, Ethics Commission deciding on whether or not to vote for the expulsion of Chamber...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Back in August 2015, the Curmudgeon likened the political situation in Brazil to the 1973 film epic “High Plains Drifter” starring Clint Eastwood as an anonymous rider who crosses the high...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon reprints below a column published on March 30th. The reason is the announcement yesterday by Interim President Mickey Mick Lulia of his new slimmed-down Cabinet of 23 Ministers, all...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the year 49 BC, Julius Caesar, upon crossing the Rubicon river in northern Italy, famously stated “alea iacta est” or “the die is cast”. At 6:20 this morning, Brazil’s...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon’s last op-ed submission accused the STF of having acted without constitutional support by barring Eduardo Cunha from exercising his elected office as a Federal Deputy. But that was the...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of the recurring themes of Brazil’s impeachment controversy has been the oft-repeated claim by Dilma’s supporters that those who stand in line to succeed her—Vice President Temer, Chamber President...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Olympic flame has arrived in Brazil today (May 3rd) as Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of the Rio 2016 organizing committee, stepped off a plane carrying the torch in Brasília...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Curmudgeon is reverting to didactic mode, so if you’re looking for entertainment, you should check out the Nightlife Guide. This column will be an explanation of what is likely to...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Dilma Rousseff is in New York today, where she will attend the signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and is due to return to Brazil on...

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