Bolsonaro’s new Ministry of Education has spearheaded the anti-intellectualism advanced by the president. Since his election campaign took shape, President Bolsonaro’s persecution and revanchist attitude towards universities and academics have intensified the political division in Brazil.
- The term used by more than 70 jurists in their denounce manifesto signed in the last days in Rio de Janeiro is “social apartheid”.
- Rio de Janeiro. While international attention has turned elsewhere, protests that began last summer in Brazil sparked by public outrage over excessive spending for the Confederations Cup continue unabated. In fact, the partial success of the June demonstrations and the increased confidence in democratic process that it consequently brought on led the Brazilians to continue the struggle. On dozens of occasions in the following months, people took to the streets to shout their grievances — old and new complaints that the ruling class does not seem able to respond to.