New education minister admits ‘mistake’ after asking schools to film students singing the national anthem and read out the slogan

Brazil’s new education minister has been forced into a humiliating climb-down after he asked schools in the country to film students singing the national anthem in front of a Brazilian flag and reading out the campaign slogan of new far-right president Jair Bolsonaro.

“I recognised the mistake,” Minister Ricardo Vélez Rodriguéz said on Tuesday, a day after the education ministry emailed his instructions to schools across the country – and provoked a storm of outrage.

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