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Opinion: Brazil’s Good News Day

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – June 23rd was a historical news day—Britons voted to leave the EU. Here in Brazil, it was also an important news day—one of Dilma’s former ministers was arrested for having skimmed money off a government-subsidized payroll deduction plan. That’s right, a government plan to make borrowing less expensive for government employees became yet another means for politicians and political parties to unjustly enrich themselves.

The good news has less to do with the actual arrest than it does with the geographic location of the court that ordered . . .

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