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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The delay of the transfer of funds from the Rio de Janeiro state government has postponed the return of classes at the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) indefinitely. This is the fifth time university officials have decided to postponed start of classes related to the second semester of 2016, due to the state’s current financial crisis.

Calling it the ‘largest funding crisis that UERJ has ever experienced in its history’ university officials released a note on Thursday about the postponement.

“In early January, the Rectory of the University . . .

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