The president did not provide any evidence, but in the past he accused non-governmental organizations that criticized his policy of triggering fires that devastated the jungle this year.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro says DiCaprio gave cash ‘to set Amazon on fire’ https://t.co/3asi5Dfw1I
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 30, 2019
Amid controversial and unproven allegations, several arrests and fires were fired to raise funds.
DiCaprio, who promised the Amazon $ 5 million, denied Bolsonaro’s request.
Recent comments seem to have come from the arrest of four volunteer firefighters from northern Pará, allegedly triggering fires to raise funds from NGOs.