By Brandon Showalter, CP Reporter | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Christ the Redeemer during sunrise in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2, 2016. | Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has named an advocate for Intelligent Design as the head of a government agency that oversees the nation’s university graduate programs.
Benedito Guimarães Aguiar Neto is now the new president of CAPES, an agency within Brazil’s Ministry of Education, the website of the American Association for the Advancement of Science notes.
The agency “regulates, supervises and evaluates all graduate-level programs at the South American country’s universities, and funds thousands of scholarships for master’s and doctoral students,” CBN News reported Monday.
The agency also “issues funding calls for research and provides training for teachers in primary and