New Funding Suspension Withholds R$348 Million from Brazil’s Education Ministry

Brazil's Ministry of Education (MEC) suffered the second largest cut and will have R$348 million blocked. The Decree allocating the cuts was published on Tuesday night, July 30th, in a special issue of the Federal Gazette.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In recent months, the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) has experienced cuts of more than R$6 billion (US$1.5 billion), nearly 25 percent of the annual budget. Eight other ministries are also facing further cutbacks. The decree allocating the cuts, issued by president Jair Bolsonaro

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