Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Rainbow nation and Collor - São Paulo
Okay, bonus post today and so ironic since it competes with Mr. Mandela below. I was flipping through the paper, and stopped to glance at the front page...ah, here is the obligatory photo of past presidents of Brazil going to South Africa for the Mandela memorial...seems just like the US photo except with a woman in the middle here.
Wait a second...who is the guy on the far right? Can it be? Yes, it IS. It's Fernando Collor de Mello, the president famous for resigning his presidential office before being impeached for corruption. Which he was, anyway.
Who invited him? What is the protocol on that? Invite your worst president ever to pay homage to one of the world's great leaders? Huh? If I were South Africa, I would have sent him home. I am afraid to find out that he was actually invited by South Africa. Maybe I won't ask. I think he should have declined, anyway.
Does he travel on a diplomatic passport still? Wait...he's a senator. Yep, he got re-elected. I sure do hope his home state is footing the bill cause I don't want to think my taxes went to his trip.
Weird, Brazil. Very weird.
Posted by Kris Brazil at 2:37 PM