RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Funai employee Maxciel Pereira dos Santos was shot dead on Friday night in Tabatinga (AM), on the border with Peru and Colombia. He worked at an indigenous organization base in the Javari Valley, which has been attacked four times since last year.

The crime occurred around 6:50 PM, according to the State Police. Santos was riding his motorcycle on Avenida da Amizade, the busiest in Tabatinga, when he was shot twice in the back of the head. His wife and stepdaughter witnessed the murder.

Santos had been working for 12 years in the Javari Valley . . .

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