Brazil’s breakdown: ‘A political and ethical crisis without precedent

Stephanie Nolen – The Globe and Mail, 03/04/2016

God, people around here like to say, is Brazilian – a cheery way of celebrating this country’s natural beauty, bountiful resources, lovely people.

God, however, appears to be in an Old Testament phase.

Each day in Brazil of late is more dramatic than the one before, and the news is uniformly grim. There is a political crisis, an economic crisis and, as if that wasn’t enough, a public-health crisis.

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