RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro called today's textbooks junk and said his government should modify the material distributed in schools starting in 2021 to "soften" the content.

"There are books that I will be forced to distribute this year, still taking into account their making in previous years. You have to follow the law."

"From 2021, all the books will be ours, made by us. Parents will celebrate. There will be the Brazilian flag on the cover. The national anthem will be there. Books today, as a rule, are a heap of writing. You have to soften . . .

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