Jan 21 Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva -
better known by his clown name Tiririca (Grumpy) - broke the
rules and won election to Brazil's House of Deputies in 2010
with the most votes of any candidate in the country's lower
Here are some of his tips for fixing Brazil's Congress:
1. Get rid of political parties. "Why should I believe the
same thing as somebody else just because they're from my party?
We're supposed to think for ourselves, aren't we?"
2. Fewer speeches, shorter speeches. "Man, nobody listens to
these guys speak anyway. Let's all talk to each other like
3. Term-limits. "Some of these guys have been here too long.
They've stolen too much, and everybody knows who they are. Time
to go home, guys!"