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Brazil to financially smother ‘leftist’ universities 

Good morning! Education Ministry to financially smother leftist universities. Pandering to the base: churches and agribusiness. Bolsonaro at Agrishow. Bolsonaro provokes another rollercoaster day on the stock market.

Education Ministry to financially smother ‘leftist’ universities

Newly-appointed Education

Minister Abraham Weintraub has started a process to financially strangle federal universities which are perceived to be “ideologically opposed” to the government. The first targets are federal universities in Brasília, Rio (UFF), and Bahia. The ministry has to cut BRL 230m in spending—and more than half of this comes from these 3 institutions, which lost 30% of...

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