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Brazil bids farewell to British journalist assassinated in Amazon

Brazil bids farewell to British journalist assassinated in Amazon

Brasilia, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) The funeral and cremation of the body of British journalist Dom Phillips, assassinated together with Brazilian indigenist Bruno Araujo in the Amazon, took place on Sunday in a graveyard in Rio de Janeiro.

Media reports indicate that, on Sunday morning, a statement written by the relatives of the collaborator of The Guardian newspaper was read at the Parque da Colina cemetery, in Niteroi, in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro.

On Friday, Araujo’s body was cremated in the state of Pernambuco (northeast), in a painful atmosphere marked by prayers and indigenous rituals.

Hours earlier, a moving wake was held for the expert in the country’s isolated peoples at the Morada da Paz graveyard, in Paulista, in Grande Recife, the main metropolitan region of this territorial division.

In addition to family and friends, natives of the Xucuru and Pankararu ethnic groups paid tribute to the Pernambucan indigenist.

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