ANKARA

Brazil appointed a former soap opera star as its culture secretary after the dismissal of the former secretary because he borrowed heavily from a famous Nazi language propagandist.

Regina Duarte, 72, confirmed she accepted the post offered by President Jair Bolsonaro after the pair met late Wednesday, according to local news agency Agencia Brasil.

Bolsonaro gave no deadline to Duarte to assume her post in the Tourism Ministry.

Duarte is one of the most famous actresses in Brazil, with a career spanning 55 years with many roles in dozens of soap operas.

Her predecessor Roberto Alvim was removed Jan.

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