COMMENT: Brazil’s ‘Katrina’ – corruption, government mismanagement might have played role in high death toll from mudslides in Rio and Niteroi slums [Pundita]

As an American who watched in horror in 2005 while Hurricane Katrina exposed the corruption and neglect at all levels of U.S. government that led to a high death toll in New Orleans, I’m not eager to cast stones at Brazil’s government. However, information is emerging to suggest the Rio tragedy finds echoes and correspondences with the one that struck New Orleans.

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