Don't get me wrong. Brazil is a beautiful, fascinating country. But there is obviously something deeply, fundamentally wrong with a country where a man convicted of murdering his ex-lover and feeding her to his pet dogs, gets signed to a professional football (soccer) contract. I was in India not long ago. And I observed that while that country's cities seemed filled with glittering high-rises and luxury shopping malls, it somehow hasn't gotten around to tackling the problems of providing basic public amenities like working toilets and safe drinking water. And I told my (wealthy) hosts that to their face: Your priorities are wrong. Brazil is somewhat different. But I'll confess there is something tragically wrong with a culture - and a legal system - that would allow a confessed murderer to go free on such flimsy grounds. What is utterly incomprehensible to me is how any professional soccer team could consider signing such an individual, regardless of his talents. Have these people absolutely NO shame?