Brazil: Commission asks CPI to investigate murders of journalist Dom Phillips and indigenist Bruno Pereira

"The final opinion of the external commission of the House of Representatives that follows the investigation of the murder of the Brazilian indigenous activist Bruno Pereira and the English journalist Dom Phillips, in the region of Vale do Javari (AM), was approved on Wed. Nov. 30. The document calls for the creation of a Parliamentary Inquiry Commission (CPI) to investigate crimes committed in the region, among other measures.

The rapporteur, deputy Vivi Reis (PSOL-PA), highlighted the 'planned omission of the government in favor of organized crime' and the lack of action by authorities in the face of a 'tragedy foretold,' regarding the potential for conflict involving various interests in the region. The main conclusion of the text is the need for further investigations.

'So far, no adequate response has been given, and we will not let such a repugnant crime be forgotten. Justice must be done and the memory of Bruno and Dom must be honored,' the congresswoman said."

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