Life in Rio: Don’t feed your children spoiled ham, Escola Americana


A Pile of Dirty Dishes in a Kitchen Sink

English expression: Many hands make light work. Let’s all pitch in and clean this up.

This news story reminded me a lot of a book I’m teaching now in one of my English classes, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

The Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro (The American School of Rio de Janeiro), one of the priciest and most prestigious private high schools in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (tuition is approximately $2,300 per month), was fined by the Procon (Programa de Proteção e Defesa do Consumidor or Program for the protection and defense of consumers) about $2,400 for selling expired food (ham, cheese, and snacks) to its students.

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