From the Wall Street Journal:
RIO DE JANEIRO—With an economy near depression and a political crisis dividing their nation, Brazilians could use a superhero right now.
For a passionate minority who show up at protests waving their country’s imperial flag, a king would suffice.
The 26th annual Monarchical Encounter in Rio this month was abuzz with hope that Brazil’s deepening turmoil might turn more citizens on to the idea of scrapping their presidential republic in favor of a constitutional monarchy.
When troubles arise in a state
some people think of it as fate;
“Let’s get us a king —
he’ll fix ev’rything!”
“Democracy must abdicate!”