Ricardo Soares de Oliveira was quoted in The New Yorker (1 June issue) in an article on Luanda, the capital of "one of the world's most egregious kleptocracies": Angola.
The article quotes Ricardo as saying, "The default position of Angolan businessmen is above the law. Whether it is a matter of capital flight, money laundering, the unilateral abandonment of partnerships with foreigners, the non-payment of loans and import duties, conflict of interest between public and private roles . . . These are not occasional whims, but the very stuff of Angolan private sector life."