São Paulo Governor Proposes 23 Percent Cut to Culture Budget

Cultural economy in Brazil brings in R$ 165 billion, accounting for three percent of the country’s GDP and generating more than three million jobs.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, Brazil - Nineteen federally-funded museums, cultural institutions, and events in São Paulo could be impacted by steep budget cuts proposed by state governor João Doria.

Earlier this month, the government announced a contingency plan which foresees a cut of R$ 127.3 million (23 percent) to the Ministry of Culture's annual budget – a reduction some worry will severely impact museums like the

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