Royal Affair, Brazilian style

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Prince Dom Luiz, who monarchists believe would be the rightful king should Brazil be a monarchy

You might be familiar with the upcoming marriage of the UK’s Prince Harry with Meghan Markle. But unless you’re a true junky for news about the world’s royals – and Brazil’s royalty in particular – you might not know that Brazil’s imperial family is about to experience a change in power.

However, before we dig ourselves into this scintillating world of monarchic micropolitics, I want to offer some context on Brazil’s royal family. Here are a few royal facts:

  1. After gaining independence from Portugal in 1822, Brazil did not become a Republic like its Latin American neighbors. Instead, we had...
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