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Teachers hold signs that read "To Fight is to Educate" during a protest demanding better salaries and labor conditions, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 3, 2014 (AP photo by Silvia Izquierdo).

Will Social Mobility Be a Casualty of Brazil’s Higher Education Cuts?

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and senior editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss Turkey’s interests and agenda in the Syrian civil war. For the Report, Ciara Long talks with Peter Dörrie about the impact of austerity on higher education and social mobility in Brazil.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:

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Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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