What happens there matters to all of us, and a youth vote is key to promoting change for a healthy planet.
Bolsonaro, who has relaxed environmental laws, responded with great sarcasm.
Thanks for your support, Leo! It is very important that all Brazilians vote in the upcoming elections. Our people will decide whether they want to preserve our sovereignty over the Amazon, or rather, listen to foreign fools interested in foreign policy.
The president wrote in his response.
Bolsonaro has been widely criticized for his government’s environmental policy and has been accused of allowing it accelerate deforestation in the region.
Conservationists accuse the president of turning a blind eye to farmers’ deforestation and logging in the Amazon rainforest, the world’s largest rainforest.
The country’s leader has weakened environmental protection in the area, arguing that the government should exploit the area to reduce poverty.
(Cover photo by Jair Bolsonaro and Leonardo DiCaprio. Photo: Dia Dipasupil / FilmMagic / Getty Images Hungary / REUTERS / Adriano Machado / File Photo)
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