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Brazil’s President Accuses DiCaprio Of Paying ‘To Set the Amazon on Fire’

Leonardo DiCaprio.

Leonardo DiCaprio.

Photographer: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

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Rio De Janeiro (AP) -- 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.