DiCaprio, Katy Perry urge Biden to refuse Brazil environment deal

Amazon deforestation has skyrocketed under right-wing Bolsonaro, who has weakened environmental protections and called for the development of the rainforest.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Dozens of U.S. and Brazilian celebrities, including film actor Leonardo DiCaprio, pop star Katy Perry and musician Gilberto Gil, released a letter on Tuesday urging U.S. President Joe Biden not to agree to any environmental deals with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro.

The United States has been holding talks with Brazil since February on a potential collaboration to stop surging destruction of the Amazon rainforest, although Brazil’s environment minister told Reuters no deal would be ready for this week’s U.S. Earth Day summit organized by Biden.

Amazon deforestation has skyrocketed under . . .

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