Paraiba do Sul, Representing

I know that most of you care little for the doses of Brazilianness that hit this site, but to that I can only say tough tooties. Here's another dose.

In the city of Paraiba do Sul, in Brazil, the socialist government has a police force called the "Che Guevara Brigade," a monument to Fidel Castro, and now a monument honoring Yasser Arafat. It's an incarnation of this attitude. Alas, alack.