Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

Dilma-Rousseff-impeachment

Brazil is in a crisis, that’s for sure.
But general Western media portryal of the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff seems only to have presented a simplified, one-sided picture of events.

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April 30th marked 70 years to the day since Adolf Hitler is recorded by history to have met his infamous end; taking his own life in a Berlin bunker as the city lay in ruins around him, the war lost.
The image of a defeated, deflated Hitler confined to his Fuhrer-bunker for the final weeks of the war, declining in health, losing his grip on reality and struggling to comprehend the Nazis’ crushing defeat and the loss of Berlin, is one of those evocative, palpable moments in history that is deeply established in the collective consciousness. Any book on Hitler’s life you might read, it is invariably these final stages that are the most compulsive, the most compelling.

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So at the conclusion of the 2014 World Cup and just prior to the Germany team being freshly medalled and handed the great trophy, Argentina’s captain and talisman Lionel Messi is dragged up almost against his will to receive the player of the tournament accolade – an award that looked like it didn’t mean a great deal to him and an ill-timed fuss that seemed only to add to his embarrassment and self-consciousness.
It was a slightly uncomfortable moment, but more than that it has drawn a lot of criticism from football commentators and fans alike who don’t believe Messi deserved the Golden Ball award.
I disagree.

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