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Brazil’s New Right-Wing President Jair Bolsonaro Has Disbanded the Country’s Ministry of Culture

Henri Neuendorf: Artnet

When the incoming populist Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, who has been dubbed the “Donald Trump of the Tropics,” presented his cabinet shortly after being sworn in last week, there was a notable absence: the minister of culture was nowhere to be found.

That’s because, according to Brazilian daily newspaper O Globo, the new president disbanded the ministry of culture just days into his tenure. Instead, he has folded it into the newly created ministry of citizenship, a portfolio that now includes social policy, sports, and culture. The new ministry will be led by former federal deputy Osmar Terra, who also served in ex-president Michel Temer’s government as minister of social development. …Read More

Pictured: Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro. Photo: EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images.

2019-01-16T04:34:29+00:00