Group of Over 500 Artists Publishes Manifesto Repudiating Regina Duarte’s Statements

Artists, intellectuals and cultural producers state that they do not accept 'the repeated attacks on art, science and the press and that they do not tolerate the destruction of the cultural sector or any threat to freedom of expression'. She does not represent us,' says the group in closing the manifesto.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A group of more than five hundred artists, intellectuals and cultural producers has released a manifesto repudiating the words and attitudes of Regina Duarte, national Secretary of Culture of the Jair Bolsonaro government.

In an interview with CNN last week, Regina Duarte defended the military dictatorship, and downplayed the importance of deaths by Covid-19, including those of fellow artists.

The manifesto was endorsed by actors, singers . . .

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