Brazil to remove culture secretary after he echoes Goebbels: source


BRASÍLIA (Reuters) – The Brazilian government told congressional leaders that Culture Secretary Roberto Alvim will be removed from office after posting a video in which he appears to copy a speech by Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels, a source told Reuters on Friday.

The video, released on Thursday announcing national prizes to revitalize the arts in Brazil, quickly went viral, attracting outrage due to its at times word-for-word similarity to Goebbels.

Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Writing by Ana Mano, Editing by Franklin Paul