Roberto Freire

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Pereira and the second or paternal family name is Freire.
Roberto Freire
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Minister of Culture
Assumed office
23 November 2016
President Michel Temer
Preceded by Marcelo Calero
Federal Deputy for São Paulo
In office
1 February 2011 – 1 February 2015
In office
20 March 2015 – 23 November 2016
Senator for Pernambuco
In office
1 February 1995 – 1 February 2003
Federal Deputy for Pernambuco
In office
1 February 1979 – 1 February 1995
In office
1 February 2003 – 1 February 2007
State Deputy from Pernambuco
In office
1 February 1975 – 1 February 1979
Personal details
Born Roberto João Pereira Freire
(1942-04-20) 20 April 1942 (age 74)
Recife, PE, Brazil
Political party MDB (1965–1980)
PMDB (1980–1985)
PCB (1985–1992)
PPS (1992–present)
Spouse(s) Letícia Baltar Freire (div.)
Marisa Vasconcelos Freire
Children Marta Baltar Freire
Cláudia Baltar Freire
Luciana Baltar Freire
Mariana Baltar Freire
João Baltar Freire
Parents João Figueiredo Freire
Maria de Lourdes Pereira Freire
Alma mater Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)
Occupation Lawyer, politician

Roberto João Pereira Freire (April 20, 1942) is a Brazilian politician.

Freire was born in Recife. He is president of the Popular Socialist Party (PPS), federal deputy from Pernambuco,[1][2], and minister of Culture appointed by president Michel Temer.[3]


  1. ^ Luciana Nunes Leal (26 June 2010). "Roberto Freire critica oposição do DEM à Álvaro Dias". O Estado de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Freire: Jarbas está no projeto nacional". JC Online (in Portuguese). 5 October 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Luciana Amaral (18 November 2016). "Deputado Roberto Freire é anunciado novo ministro da Cultura" (in Portuguese). G1. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Marcelo Calero
Minister of Culture