FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Education Minister Abraham Weintraub attends a session at the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia, Brazil May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian Education Minister Abraham Weintraub on Thursday announced he was stepping down to take a role at the World Bank.
Weintraub, a fervent ideological defender of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, made his announcement in a short video posted to his Twitter page, reading from a prepared statement and then hugging the president.
Reporting Eduardo Simoes; Writing Gabriel Stargardter; Editing Brad Haynes