Brazil’s double standards?

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Talking of the shooting of an innocent Brazilian in London reminds me of a point that had me seething over the summer.

As shameful as the shooting was (though hardly unexpected given the huge pressure on people to get results), the reaction of the Brazilian government was disgraceful. As Private Eye pointed out, it took arond 30 hours for them to issue a statement condemning the shooting – a happy coincidence as 30 was the number of innocent Brazilians shot by their own police force only days earlier.

This led to quips when Brazil sent over representatives to talk to London police about the shooting that they were not so much after evidence but possibly offering tips for next time…

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