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Brazil Announces R$1.5 Billion in Reserves to Education

By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter

BRASILIA, BRAZIL – A week after massive protests against government budget cuts in education, Brazil’s Economics Ministry announced on Wednesday that it was transferring R$1.588 billion of its reserves to the Ministry of Education. With the decision, the reduction of funds expected this year for the Ministry is R$5.84 billion, established back in March.

Earlier this month, the government announced it was reallocating an additional R$1.6 billion of discretionary (non-mandatory) spending from federal higher education institutions to other sectors. The decision would have increased the cuts in the . . .

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