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Brazilian Teachers and Students March Against Education Cuts

HeadlineMay 17, 2019

In Brazil, tens of thousands of students, teachers and researchers rallied in cities across the country Wednesday to protest government cuts to education. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has promised to slash funding to federal universities by about $1.8 billion, while freezing thousands of post-graduate scholarships. This is São Paulo student protester Vania Cristina.

Vania Cristina: “With these cuts to federal university funding, we must make noise. People need to show the importance of science and education. As we are saying, there is money for the militia but not for education. People will fight for education.”

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