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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has reportedly hit back at Leonardo DiCaprio's remarks about the environmental importance of the Amazon, saying he should "keep his mouth shut."
Bolsonaro made his comments on Tuesday to a group of supporters outside of Alvorada Palace, the official presidential residence, according to CNN.
"Now, DiCaprio has to know that it was the very president of the World Trade Organization who said that without Brazilian agribusiness, the world would be hungry," Bolsonaro said.
"So, DiCaprio better keep his mouth shut instead of talking nonsense."
The comments came after the Hollywood actor and environmentalist took to Twitter with a series of tweets, urging young Brazilians to register to vote in the October elections. In Brazil, people between 16 and 18 are not required to vote. This has prompted local celebrities and artists to encourage them to do so.
DiCaprio wrote: “Brazil is home to the Amazon and other ecosystems critical to climate change.
“What happens there matters to us all and youth voting is key in driving change for a healthy planet.
"For more on voter registration in Brazil before May 4, visit.”
Brazil is home to the Amazon and other ecosystems critical to climate change.\nWhat happens there matters to us all and youth voting is key in driving change for a healthy planet. For more on voter registration in Brazil before May 4, visit http://www.olhaobarulhinho.com\u00a0 #tiraotitulohoje