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  Brazil minister fired after speech parroting Nazi propagandist Goebbels
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jan 17, 2020 10:25pm
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AuthorDiane Jeantet and Mauricio Savarese
News DateFriday, January 17, 2020 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian culture secretary Roberto Alvim was fired on Friday after using phrases similar to some used by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

Alvim made the comments while discussing a new art prize in Latin America’s largest democracy. Alvim had held the post since November. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro made the decision after a backlash from Jewish organizations, key lawmakers, political parties, artists and the country’s bar association.

Alvim drew criticism after he launched an arts initiative focused on nationalism and religion, while using language he later acknowledged was similar to that used Goebbels.
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