Academics and Nobel laureates sign open letter against attacks on science in Brazil

The letter brings together over 200 researchers from around the world and denounces President Jair Bolsonaro's mismanagement; text calls for accountability on the health crisis in the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More than 200 researchers from around the world, including three Nobel Prize winners, have signed an open letter in solidarity with Brazilian academics and scientists. In the document, the signatories state that Brazilian science suffers from budget cuts, persecution and exploitation for electoral purposes.

The group also criticizes President Jair Bolsonaro's management of the Covid-19 pandemic and calls for the ruler to be held accountable.

Among the signatories are names such as Michel Mayor (Nobel in physics in 2019), Peter Ratcliffe (Nobel in medicine in 2019) and Charles Rice (Nobel in medicine in 2020 . . .

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