Brazil’s House of Cards Collapses
Four out of the past five President's is under investigation for corruption.
"Dilma is being impeached. Collor was impeached. Lula and now Sarney are under investigation. It is a sobering thought that only one of five living democratic presidents in modern Brazilian history managed to stay out of corruption entanglements—and tells you much about the political class as a whole."
Who will turn this monster around? As Mead notes, if there is this much corruption at the top, it is endemic, and flows throughout the system.
Of course how much better are we? We seem to be ready to elect Hillary Clinton the candidate most obviously bought and paid for by monied interests.
Mead ends wondering " . . . why so much stolen money from so many Latin American countries has been allowed to disappear into the murky world of international finance . . . " ?