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The Curmudgeon on “Half Price”

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Having already opined that “it’s not about the R$0,20” the Curmudgeon now realizes it’s mostly about getting “half price” on everything. Half price entry to cultural and sporting events is now available to all in Brazil under eighteen or over sixty, as long as they can show an ID. But last week the Brazilian Congress approved the “Estatuto da Juventude” which we will call the Statute of Youth.

“Youth" is defined in the eponymous Statute as being between the ages of fifteen and 29. What do “youths” get . . .

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