Search continues for Indigenous expert, British writer in Brazil

A British journalist and an Indigenous affairs official are still missing in a remote part of Brazil’s Amazon, as authorities said they were expanding search efforts in the area, which has seen violent conflicts between fishermen, poachers, and government agents.
Dom Phillips, a regular contributor to British newspaper The Guardian, and Indigenous expert Bruno Araujo Pereira were last seen early on Sunday in the Sao Rafael community, according to the Univaja association of people in the Vale do Javari Indigenous territory, where Pereira has been an adviser.
The pair was returning by boat to the city of Atalaia do Norte, about an hour away, but never arrived.
Brazilian police have opened a criminal investigation into their disappearance.
But President Jair Bolsonaro says they were on a 'dangerous adventure'.

Al Jazeera’s Monica Yanakiev reports.

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