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Government Threatens Universities With Funding Cut by Thirty Percent

By AP/Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Education officials in Brazil's far-right government say they are slashing university funding by 30 percent, a move at least partly believed to be motivated by complaints about partisan activities on campus.

Education Minister Abraham Weintraub first told the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo on Tuesday that he had cut the budget of three federal universities — Brasília, Bahia, and Fluminense — because of their ideological stance and poor performance.

Weintraub complained about political events, partisan demonstrations and other events that he said are inappropriate for a university, though he . . .

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