To my Brazilian friends

I used to follow Brazilian news but as time went by, I only saw things getting worse rather than better and I confess than I now spend many weeks without following the news. I’ve never seen so much waste of human and natural resources than in the country where I was born. Senator Jefferson Perez, a man of principles – a rare breed in Brazilian politics – died this past week and I couldn’t help reproducing here this speech he gave in 2006 about his deep disappointment with the state of things in his country. If you want to read the speech, continue reading below…

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