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Tone Deaf Decisions Deepen Challenges for Brazil's President

His country mired in recession, Brazilian President Michel Temer's government ordered $400,000 worth of food, including 500 cartons of Haagen-Dazs ice cream and 1.5 tons of chocolate cake, for his official plane trips in 2017 only to cancel the order hours later amid public outrage.   The ostentatious shopping list published December 27 was the latest in a series of seemingly tone deaf  decisions that have put his already wobbly government on the defensive, raising questions...

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