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Brazil, a British Guardian journalist disappeared in the Amazon

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Brazil, a British Guardian journalist disappeared in the Amazon

The British government has reported that it is “following” research in Brazil by journalist Dom Phillips, a contributor to the newspaper Guardian, who disappeared along with Brazilian indigenous affairs expert Bruno Araújo Pereira during a trip to an Amazonian region inhabited by indigenous communities harassed by illegal extractors of precious minerals, loggers and poachers. In this regard, it is learned that the Brazilian federal police arrested two men, nicknamed Churrasco and Janeo, transferring them to the police station of Atalaia do Norte, in western Amazon, where they were interrogated, the newspaper said. The globe.

“We are following the case of the disappearance of the British journalist Dom Phillips who was with the indigenist Bruno Araújo Pereira in the Amazon,” said the charge d’affaires of the British embassy in Brazil, Melanie Hopkins last night.
“We are in contact with the local authorities and offer consular support to the (Phillips) family. I hope we will have good news soon,” concluded the diplomat via social media.

Phillips and Pereira had started a short trip to the Amazonian city of Atalaia do Norte, where they were due to arrive at 9am on Sunday, according to the Union of Indigenous Peoples of Vale do Javarí (Unijava) and the Observatory of Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples isolated and recently contacted (Opi). The federal police, with the support of the Tabatinga Navy River Harbor Master’s Office, were sent to the area after a meeting yesterday between the Minister of Justice, Anderson Torres, and the Attorney General of the Republic, Augusto Aras.

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