Tensions flare after fire destroys Brazil museum in ‘tragedy foretold’

People protest in front of the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 3, 2018. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Anger smouldered in Brazil on Monday after a fire destroyed the National Museum, a cherished historical repository that lacked a sprinkler system and which had suffered years of financial neglect, making its destruction a “tragedy foretold.” Outside the entrance to the elegant park housing the 200-year-old former Imperial Palace, police […]

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