Herding Cats IV, or Transports of Delight

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When last seen Below the Salt, the Curmudgeon opined that it was cash that united the Powercats and their herders. Antonio Palocci, having increased his net worth by some R$20 million, walked the plank. A month later, Antonio Nascimento, the Transportation Minister, whose son increased his net worth by 870 percent in a few years, walked the same plank.

What both dismissals have in common is money and mismanagement. What they also have in common is their illustrious Godfather, former President Lula. As many commentators have gleefully pointed out, Palocci and . . .

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The Curmudgeon moved to Rio over forty years ago, and remained there until late 2018. He's been writing political commentary for The Rio Times for nine years. He once referred to himself as a WASP (look it up) but doesn't any more because it embarrasses him.