RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The MEC (Ministry of Education) has decided that the most recent budget block, announced in late July, will affect basic education. In all, the portfolio blocked R$348,471,498 (US$87.650 million) in the "production, acquisition and distribution of books and teaching and educational materials for basic education."
The information, published yesterday in the Integrated System of Financial Administration (SIAFI), was collected and passed on to UOL news site by the NGO Contas . . .