Opinion: The Curmudgeon on Live-In Maids

Opinion, By Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Readers of last week’s column will recall that the Curmudgeon fearlessly (yea, verily, recklessly) predicted that Belgium would win the World Cup in Rio because Brazil resembled both Belgium and India. The latter country got short shrift because India’s addicted to cricket, not football.

But, if you read the New York Times or the Times of India, you will have noticed that the U.S. and India got into a fearful row last month over a certain “empregada doméstica” working for an Indian diplomat in NYC. It turns out . . .

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