Topic: University of Brasilia
Public universities in Brazil will reserve half their seats to provide racial, income, and ethnic diversity – a law that goes the furthest in the Americas in attempting race-based equality. It will most greatly affect the large Afro-Brazilian population.
A strike by university professors has mushroomed to include employees of some 30 federal sectors who want raises, testing Brazil's President Rousseff just months before municipal elections.
Brazil performs poorly on productivity measures in part because of high tariffs.
A congressional inquiry could taint not only the state-owned company but Brazil's president and the woman he hopes will succeed him.
08/07/2009 01:00 am