I have always admired the culture and have been seriously planning to go there for the World Cup. But I suppose that good health care infrastructure and basic human dignity are all a bit more important, so I hope they get all of these things straightened out quickly. I've been reading about the police clear-outs of poor neighborhoods near the new stadiums and felt very disturbed by them. It's good to see that people all over are growing less inclined to take The Man's shit, certainly. Ronaldo is predictably an entitled idiot, and his hair still sucks.
There is apparently still no direct driving route from here to there. I thought that would have been the case. No fucking romance in taking a plane. ahh well.