RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the first memories that the current ambassador of East Timor in Brasília, Olímpio Miranda Branco, 68, has of Brazil are the pages of Manchete magazine, which he and his aunts' colleagues stole from the extinct Brazilian weekly publication.
In the 1970s, after all, Brazil was a kind of big brother that had long since achieved independence from Portugal. The Southeast Asian country would separate in 1975 but soon saw . . .