By Harold Emert

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The surprising news announced this week by the Minister of Education that President Jair Bolsonaro's government will be cutting by 30 percent the budget of all Federal Universities has shocked this American-born post-graduate student of literature at UFF in Niteroi.

Federal Fluminense University (UFF) and Federal Universities in Brasilia and Bahia, accused of promoting "Marxist ideology", were targeted for the Brazilian President and an uproar resulted as cuts were extended nationwide, to all Federal Universities.

As a graduate of the City University of New York City (CUNY) who also did . . .

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