Brazil nightclub fire

The horrific fire in a nightclub in southern Brazil at the weekend will indeed, as Samantha Pearson wrote on Monday, add to scrutiny on Brazil. For a country climbing the global economic league table and preparing to showcase its progress with the World Cup and the Olympic Games, the list of errors and failures that led to Saturday night’s fire make the worst kind of advertisement.

But is it fair to question the running of a country when a lone idiot starts a fire on stage? Read more