FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speaks at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo/File PhotoMore
BRASILIA (Reuters) – The American Museum of Natural History in New York said on Monday that it will not host a planned gala dinner that was set to honor Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro as “Person of the Year.”
The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce’s plans to honor Bolsonaro, who has suggested he would pull Brazil out of the Paris Accord on climate change and wants to develop the Amazon rainforest, at a museum dedicated to science and nature was met with outrage last week.
The museum had expressed concern over the event last week, saying it had been booked before the decision was made to honor