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Brazil Libertarian Uses Laser Vision to Privatize Trains



BrazilLaserVisionLibertarian2014-09-30.jpg"In campaign ads, Paulo Batista, who is running for a seat in the São Paulo state legislature, is a superhero looking for old commuter trains to blast into privatization with his laser vision." Source of caption: print version of the NYT article quoted and cited below. Source of photo: online version of the NYT article quoted and cited below.



(p. A4) RIO DE JANEIRO -- An auditor flies through the air like Superman, shooting laser beams from his eyes.


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"The neutral, generic method of appealing to voters is a mediocre and failed way of doing politics," said Paulo Batista, 34, a real estate auditor and self-described libertarian who is running for a seat in São Paulo's state legislature.

Mr. Batista's ads, depicting him as a superhero using his laser vision to privatize dilapidated commuter trains, are popular on YouTube.



For the full story, see:

SIMON ROMERO. "Brazil's Politicians Often Play the Clown in Ads." The New York Times (Weds., SEPT. 3, 2014): A4.

(Note: ellipsis added.)

(Note: the online version of the story has the date SEPT. 2, 2014.)






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