The American Museum of Pure Historical past in New York mentioned on Monday that it’s going to not host a deliberate gala dinner that was set to honor Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as “Particular person of the 12 months.”

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce’s plans to honor Bolsonaro, who has instructed he would pull Brazil out of the Paris Accord on local weather change and desires to develop the Amazon rainforest, at a museum devoted to science and nature was met with outrage final week.

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The museum had expressed concern over the occasion final week, saying it had been booked earlier than the choice was made to honor Bolsonaro.

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“With mutual respect for the work & objectives of our particular person organizations, we collectively agreed that the Museum shouldn’t be the optimum location for the Brazilian-Am. Chamber of Commerce gala dinner,” the museum mentioned on its official Twitter account.

“This conventional occasion will go ahead at one other location on the unique date & time.”

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Bolsonaro, who styled his marketing campaign for workplace final 12 months after that of U.S. President Donald Trump, drew additional criticism from environmentalists final week by making a physique that might pardon environmental fines and saying {that a} huge Amazon reserve may very well be opened to mining.


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