Education woes seen as Achilles’ heel of Brazil

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In this March 27, 2013 photo, students occupy the administrative offices of the Rio de Janeiro Rural Federal University, UFRRJ, to protest the school's conditions in Seropedica, Brazil. Laboratories routinely flood when it rains, lecture halls reach oven-like temperatures because the burned-out AC units were never replaced, the Internet works only intermittently and students hardly dare venture out after dark for fear of being mugged. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)SEROPEDICA, Brazil (AP) — There's a storage room just off a university lab that gives students more experience than many can handle: Skinned pigs and cats, disembodied cow livers, intestines, brains and the other unidentifiable detritus of years' worth of dissections fill a dozen wading pool-sized vats to the brim.

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