Brazil’s Conservative Government First to Appoint Black Minister of Education

Decotelli is the former president of the National Education Development Fund (FNDE) and succeeds Abraham Weintraub, who resigned last week after 14 controversial months in office.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Carlos Alberto Decotelli was announced on Thursday, June 25th, as the new Minister of Education.

According to the Ministers Gallery of the Ministry of Education (MEC) website, the portfolio had never had a black Minister since its creation in 1930.

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