Cultura Director resigns

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By Staff April 1, 2019 00:57

Cultura Director resigns

Mayor Luis Guillermo Benitez confirmed that Oscar Blancarte resigned his position as Cultura Director for personal reasons.

The Mayor said that so far there is not an official candidate for this position but in the next few days the Cultura Board will be announcing the name of a new Director.

Oscar Blancarte is a movie director. During his management at Cultura, he was in charge of the 2019 Carnaval festivities and shows. He also instituted programs to bring movies to the poorest communities at the Mazatlan villages and promoted free cultural events.

Blancarte’s administration has been the subject of much discussion -, e.g. the cost of the monigotes for Carnaval was 3 times more expensive than in prior years and were highly criticized. Cultura workers got bonuses for their performance during Carnaval as well as travel benefits despite an administration that prides itself on austerity.

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By Staff April 1, 2019 00:57

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