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Tag: Olavo de Carvalho

Opinion by Michael Royster RIBERÃO PRETO, BRAZIL — The latest pronouncement from stargazer Olavo de Carvalho (aka Oily Oakentree) was that he would stop shaking scatological acorns down into Belindia, where the Bad News Bairns (aka Zero 1, Zero 2...
Opinion, by Michael Royster São Paulo, SP – The Curmudgeon began this series highlighting a poll that showed pretty much a dead heat between those who thought Brazil’s President Bolsonaro was doing well, so-so and badly. The latest poll gives...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After three and a half months in power, the Administration of President Jair Bolsonaro seems to be its own worst enemy with fighting among members of the government and Bolsonaro...
Opinion by Michael Royster São Paulo, SP – It is almost ritualistic for pollsters and pundits to analyze presidential performance and public opinion during a president's first 100 days in office; the Curmudgeon has been unable to resist the temptation. For...
Opinion by Michael Royster São Paulo, SP – On April 10, Jair Messias Bolsonaro will commemorate (or perhaps just remember) his first 100 days in office as Brazil's President. It is customary for pollsters and pundits to analyze presidential performance...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Bolsonaro has, one reads, a cultural guru, whose influence extends to the ability to control certain key ministries.  He is Olavo de Carvalho, an octogenarian astrologist cum philosopher long...

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