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Hundreds of Thousands of Brazilian Students Protest Education Cuts

HeadlineMay 31, 2019

In Brazil, hundreds of thousands of students took to the streets of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and other cities and towns nationwide Thursday in a massive protest against plans by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro to dramatically slash education spending. Bolsonaro dismissed similar protests earlier this month, calling student demonstrators “imbeciles” and “useful idiots.”

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