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How Brazil’s far-right tries to muffle discussions about the Dom Phillips-Bruno Pereira murder

Far-right netizens are pushing online content about the legend of a long-lost Amazon civilization as a way of drowning out news of the murders of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, which have reflected negatively on the Bolsonaro government

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While the police have found human remains believed to be those of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, far-fight netizens are talking about an inexistent ancient Amazonian civilization. Photo: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress

The police on Wednesday night found two bodies in the area close to where journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira went missing on June 5. Investigators will perform DNA analysis on the human remains to confirm their identity, marshals said in a press conference.

“We are now going to identify the human remains with the most dignity possible,” lead detective Eduardo Fontes said. “When the remains are proven to be those of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, they will be delivered to the families.” 

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