Seeking to clean up an office embroiled in scandal, Brazil's new culture secretary started her tenure Wednesday by firing six top officials, including one who said rock music pushes people toward Satanism.
An actress known for decades of work in soap operas said on Wednesday she has agreed to become Brazil's secretary for culture. Regina Duarte, 72, made the announcement to reporters as she left the presidential palace.
Brazilian soap opera actress Regina Duarte could become the next Minister of Culture. Although she has not given her full yes, she is expected on Wednesday in Brasilia to check on the job and her responsibilities. The former minister Roberto Alvim was sacked after including Nazi propaganda official Joseph Goebbels excerpts in an official speech.