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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Chooses Rodríguez as Education Minister

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President-elect of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, announced on Thursday (November 22nd) the nomination of the Colombian-born philosopher Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez, as the country’s new Education Minister. Rodríguez is currently professor emeritus at the ECEME (Brazil’s Army Command College) in Rio de Janeiro.

“I would like to inform everyone of Ricardo Velez Rodriguez, philosopher, author... for the position of Minister of Education,” said Bolsonaro in his social media account.

"Velez is a Professor of Philosophy, Master in Brazilian Thought from the Pontifical Catholic University of . . .

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