Tag Archives: Rio firemen strike

Where’s the governor?

A helicopter crash June 17 in Bahia serves to remind us just how hybrid –or schizophrenic, if you like– Brazilian politics can be. Sometimes, it seems that Rio has arrived in the modern world of transparency, accountability, performance and merit, leaving behind … Continue reading

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What might be at the heart of the firemen’s strike in Rio

Good guys versus bad guys is never a useful way to think about current events Given Brazil’s authoritarian and aristocratic history, it’s likely that most Brazilians have been oppressed and victimized by their employers. It’s likely that most Brazilians think in … Continue reading

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