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Brazil 2018: The “Chuchu Popsicle” Makes His Case

March 21, 2018

SÃO PAULO – The “chuchu” is a Brazilian staple, a scaly green fruit often used in soups and sometimes served fried. Known as chayote in English, it is celebrated primarily for its inoffensive, somewhat pleasant blandness. Back in 2002, a columnist referred to São Paulo state Governor Geraldo Alckmin as a “chuchu popsicle” – and the nickname stuck. In the years since, Alckmin has run Brazil’s...

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