RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – (Opinion) Saturday, June 19, the city of Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, where I now live, celebrated 165 years since its founding in 1856 with an official local holiday. Happy Anniversary!
Saturday, June 19, the United States of America, where I was born and raised, celebrated 156 years since the announcement, in Galveston, Texas, of General Order No. 3 proclaiming the emancipation of all slaves. Happy Anniversary!
Saturday, June 19, the country of Brazil, where I have lived for almost 50 years, marked 465 days since the first of 500,000+ coronavirus deaths; there was . . .