Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 25 August 2019

A contrary view of what the future holds for Brazil

Our readers have their say on events in Brasilia, Netflix and food delivery

Jair Bolsonaro waves the national flag at his inauguration ceremony. EPA
Jair Bolsonaro waves the national flag at his inauguration ceremony. EPA

I write with reference to your article Jair Bolsonaro takes office in Brazil (January 2). It offered a great deal of insight.

In spite of all the bad press he has reveived, I think that the recent dramatic change in Brazilian politics and the newly elected president Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration in the capital could be good news for Brazilians.

The 63-year-old leader has promised to eradicate ­corruption, crime and to ­promote economic development, which has not been the focus of previous leaders of the country.

However, there are big questions about him too.

Will he deliver all his pledges to the people of Brazil? Will he take the country back to its old position of rising prosperity?

Only time will tell, but for now I say: “Kudos, Mr President.”

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

A galactic disagreement about Star Trek: Discovery

I have just read your article Netflix in January: here are five shows we’re excited about this month (January 1) .

You wrote: “Fans of the long-running science fiction classic were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery.”

We were? Most of the comments I’ve seen were outraged by how it seemed to throw all previous canon out.

Brian Hall, North Carolina, US

Finally, we get to watch Sons of Anarchy. It’s about time.

Beverly Newell, Ras Al Khaimah

Ring in your takeaway orders earlier next new year

Referring to your article ­Hungry end to 2018 as Zomato service goes down (January 1), about the rush of orders on New Year’s Eve.

I just want to ask what kind of person orders anything late on one of the busiest nights of the year and expects it to arrive on time?

Ela Jayne, Abu Dhabi

Updated: January 2, 2019 06:16 PM

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