Tag Archive | brazil

Laughing all the way to the Lubyanka

As Brazil enters the final year of Luis Inácio Lula da Silva’s presidency and October’s election looms closer, his Workers Party (PT) administration is frantically abandoning the centrist mixed economy policies that have stood the country in such good stead for the last eight years, and lurching alarmingly to the left. Two clear examples of […]

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Never let it be said that He’s Spartacus shies away from tackling the serious issues in life head on.

I invested in a new rug yesterday. I regret to report, however, that I got it home and discovered it is just wrong on every conceivable level. It would, I have decided, suit the apartment of a homosexual drug dealer. Ah well, I shall just have to heave a sigh of resignation and return to […]

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English as she is spiked

I had occasion yesterday to visit one of Copacabana’s most celebrated beachfront eateries for lunch. It is so celebrated, in fact, that I have absolutely no idea what it’s called, which doesn’t matter in the slightest as I shan’t be returning there any time soon. Aside from the food being borderline inedible and the service […]

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