BNEF: Vicar of Bray or Sunset Ride – Oil & Gas Faces a Decision

Published 29 May 2018

During the second half of the nineteenth century, Manaus, the capital of Brazil’s Amazonas state, was one of the wealthiest cities in the world. “If one rubber baron bought a vast yacht,” recounted one historian, “another would install a tame lion in his villa, and a third would water his horse on champagne.” A magnificent, publicly-funded opera house, like the one immortalized in the film Fitzcarraldo, opened in 1896.

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