Leonardo DiCaprio Denies Financing Amazon Fires: Accusation By Brazilian President

Published on 30 Nov 2019, 17:45
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed, without evidence, that actor Leonardo DiCaprio is financing the fires that are ravaging the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro took aim at the environmentally active actor amid other jabs at advocacy organizations that he has accused of setting fires to attract donations. A charity backed by DiCaprio previously pledged $5 million to the forest, but the actor denied any donations going to the organizations targeted by Bolsonaro. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed without evidence that Leonardo DiCaprio is "giving money to torch the Amazon" in his latest attempt to assign blame for the fires that have devastated the forest.

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