Bolsonaro: Leonardo DiCaprio gave money to set Amazon on fireChristian Fernsby ▼ | November 30, 2019
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has accused Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio of "giving money to set the Amazon on fire".
Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro
Topics: Bolsonaro Leonardo DiCaprio Amazon fire
Several arrests have been made amid controversial and unproven allegations fires were started to obtain funding.
DiCaprio, who has pledged $5m for the Amazon, denied Mr Bolsonaro's claim.
The latest comments appear to arise from the arrest of four volunteer firefighters from northern Pará state on allegations they started fires to generate NGO donations.
Rights groups, NGOs and critics claimed the police operation against them was politically motivated and an attempt to harass environmental groups.
His latest accusation came during brief remarks at the presidential residence on Friday.
"This Leonardo DiCaprio is a cool guy, right? Giving money to torch the Amazon."
He gave no evidence and did not elaborate. ■