How a yellow jersey is dividing Brazil
It is no longer a surprise to anyone in this country. Not anymore. Ever heard of Brazil’s J.R. Romano? I haven’t, either. But in that one sentence, he managed to capture the essence of the nation’s psyche, as well as the country’s social, political, and economic condition. Brazil is at a crossroads, he said, and the only way to proceed is to make a “tough choice” between two ideologies.
It’s not the first time this has been said, but with a few key exceptions, it’s certainly the first time it has been said in Brazil, and for Brazil’s history, it’s been generally accepted that the first choice is “Brasil, querida,” as well as “Querido, Brasil.” This is how the Brazilian people are accustomed to talking about themselves, and what they believe about themselves.
For many, Brazil was their most important country in the whole world. For a long time, that was the country where they felt most secure and fulfilled. In a globalizing world, for most nations, the most important thing is to preserve and preserve what makes them themselves special. For Brazilians, this was their country. For a long time, it was also their home. Now, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the country Brazilians love has become the country they hate. Which one is it?
As more and more Latin Americans realize the extent to which they are part of Brazil, it’s becoming clear that they don’t want the kind of unity government they were used to. And even those who once supported the government are beginning to ask whether these new citizens are loyal, respectful, and respectful of the country that once was theirs.
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