After actor Leonardo DiCaprio criticized President Jair Bolsonaro's actions with the Amazon fires on Wednesday (19), Vice President Hamilton Mourão invited the star to "an eight-hour march through the jungle."
"I would like to invite our most recent critic, our actor Leonardo DiCaprio, to go with me to São Gabriel da Cachoeira [in Amazonas] and we make an eight-hour march through the jungle between the airport of São Gabriel and the road to Cucuí," said Mourão at the World Forum Amazon + 21, a debate between the government and the productive sector.
"He will learn in each socavão that he has to pass that the Amazon is not a plain and then he will better understand how things work in this immense region," continued the vice president in reply to the actor.
On Friday (14), DiCaprio shared on a social network an article in the English newspaper The Guardian showing that the number of fires in the Brazilian Amazon increased 28% in July compared to the same month last year, according to data from the National Institute for Space Research.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon