Leo DiCaprio in Bolsonaro's gunsights

Fresh from his involvement in a $3-billion Malaysian corruption scandal, leftist actor Leo DiCaprio is now finding himself in yet another international controversy, this time in Brazil. According to the Hollywood Reporter: Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that he claimed are partly responsible for fires in the Amazon this year. Bolsonaro's remarks about the American actor were part of a wider government campaign against environmental nonprofit groups operating in Brazil. "DiCaprio is a cool guy, isn't he? Giving money to set the Amazon on fire," the president said to supporters in Brasilia. DiCaprio's environmental organization Earth Alliance has pledged $5 million to help protect the Amazon after a surge in fires destroyed large parts of the rainforest in July and August. But the actor and committed environmentalist said in a...(Read Full Post)
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