Brazil’s new Education Minister and his war on “leftist indoctrination”

Brazil's new Education Minister and his war on "leftist indoctrination"
Ricardo Vélez-Rodriguez, Brazil’s future Education Minister

Piece by piece, President-elect Jair Bolsonaro is putting together the jigsaw of his new cabinet, announcing each new pick on his personal Twitter account. The most recent addition came on Thursday, while Mr. Bolsonaro was attending the wedding of his future Chief of Staff, Onyx Lorenzoni. During the reception, the president-elect tweeted that he had made his pick for Education Minister: Ricardo Vélez-Rodriguez, a Colombian-born philosopher who is a professor emeritus at an elite military school.

Mr. Bolsonaro very nearly picked a widely-renowned name for the job, Mozart Ramos, the former dean of the Federal University...

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