NEW YORK (AP) — The president of Brazil may not be a welcome guest in New York — at least, not at one event.
President Jair Bolsonaro (zhah-EER!-bohl-soh-NAH’-roh) is to be honored at the American Museum of Natural History in May, invited by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce that rented space there for its annual gala.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and some museum staff members are demanding he stay away because Bolsonaro favors mining in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest, as well as logging and fossil fuel exploration. Opponents say the New York scientific institution dedicated to preserving nature should not allow such a politician to appear there.
Advertisement - story continues below
In a radio interview Friday, the New York mayor said Bolsonaro is “the person with the most ability to impact what happens to the Amazon.”
The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it may contain editorial bias or may in some other way not meet our normal editorial standards. It is provided to our readers as a service from The Western Journal.
We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.