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Museum of Natural History Cancels Event with Brazilian President Bolsonaro

HeadlineApr 16, 2019

New York City’s American Museum of Natural History said Monday it has canceled plans to host Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro at a black-tie gala dinner in May. The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce had rented the museum for the event. Bolsonaro’s planned appearance set off intense protests from environmental and human rights groups, who noted his administration has worked to open Brazil’s Amazon rainforest to logging, mining and agribusiness companies while violating the rights of indigenous peoples to their ancestral lands.

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