American Museum of Pure Historical past cancels occasion honoring Brazilian president

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The American Museum of Pure Historical past has canceled a Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce occasion honoring controversial Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro after public outcry.

“With mutual respect for the work & objectives of our particular person organizations, we collectively agreed that the Museum will not be the optimum location for the Brazilian-Am Chamber of Commerce gala dinner,” the museum tweeted Monday. “This conventional occasion will go ahead at one other location on the unique date & time.”

The transfer comes after it was reported that rich donors and influential lecturers had been placing strain on the museum to cancel, as a result of Bolsonaro plans to open the Amazon rainforest to mining.

Mayor de Blasio urged the museum to not host Bolsonaro, who’s additionally made controversial remarks concerning the Holocaust.

The museum initially mentioned it didn’t know Bolsonaro was being fêted when the occasion was booked.

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