Amid Jokes and Memes, Regina Duarte Assumes Role as Secretary of Culture

In her inauguration speech she said that culture “is the toot with talcum spraying from the clown’s backside”.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL  - Regina Duarte was officially inaugurated as Special Secretary of Culture in a ceremony in Brasilia on Wednesday March 4th. The 73 year-old actress is the fourth person to occupy this position since President Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration in January 2019.

The previous Secretary of Culture Roberto Alvim was forced to resign after he announced a new cultural project in a video that bore strong resemblances . . .

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