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Brazil: Authorities must not waste another second in search for Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira

In response to the Brazilian authorities’ failure to locate British journalist Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, a Brazilian expert on Indigenous Peoples, almost four days since they disappeared in a remote area of the Amazon jungle, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, said:

“The Brazilian authorities must not waste another second in the search for Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira. We urge President Bolsonaro to deploy every available resource into finding them alive. Every second could prove crucial to bringing them back safely to their loved ones.”

“We also call on the Peruvian and Colombian authorities to urgently deploy search and rescue teams to their respective regions that border the area of Brazil where Dom and Bruno went missing. International cooperation is more vital than ever in crisis situations like this.”

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Duncan Tucker (Amnesty International Americas): [email protected]

Matheus Vieira (Amnesty International Brazil): [email protected]