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Brazilian minister’s swearing-in postponed over allegedly false CV

Brazilian minister’s swearing-in postponed over allegedly false CV

RIO DE JANEIRO: The swearing-in of Brazil’s newly appointed education minister, Carlos Decotelli, has been postponed after a German university contradicted his claims of having studied there for two years, local media reported.
The ceremony had been scheduled for Tuesday.
Decotelli’s academic curriculum vitae says he did two years of post-doctoral studies at the Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, but the university told DPA he had only spent three months there in 2016. Decotelli does not have a degree from the university, it added.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had earlier said that Decotelli has a doctorate from the University of Rosario in Argentina.
Bolsonaro announced the economist’s appointment last week after the previous education minister, Abraham Weintraub, resigned following a string of scandals. The government will now check Decotelli’s curriculum vitae, according to website G1. (DPA)