Shoestringing It in Salvador
By Brendan I. Koerner
Granted, seven days is barely enough time to pick up a few shards of Portuguese slang, let alone come to sweeping conclusions about the Brazilian national character. But you don't read this column for a dose of level-headedness, now, do you? So, your recently married narrator feels perfectly comfortable in making the following sweeping assertion: Brazil will never become a First World superpower until it gets some cheaper TV sets.