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Brazil’s Education Ministry to Change 1964-85 History in Textbooks

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Minister of Education, Ricardo Vélez Rodriguéz, said that the federal government will start to apply gradual changes in history textbooks to change how the coup d’etat of 1964 has been portrayed. The declaration by Vélez Rodriguez is just the latest controversy involving one of President Jair Bolsonaro’s cabinet members.

"There will be progressive changes [in textbooks] to the extent that a wider version of history is rescued," Velez Rodriguéz told financial daily Valor Economico during an interviewed published on Wednesday.

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