4 Jul 2022

South America correspondent Katy Watson

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 4 July 2022
Indigenous members of the Union of Indigenous Peoples of the Javari Valley helped look for clues to the whereabouts of veteran correspondent Dom Phillips and respected indigenous specialist Bruno Pereira.

Photo: AFP

Katy talks to Kathryn about the killings of British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira which has shocked Brazil and beyond.

The two men were in Javari valley, home to the largest number of uncontacted tribes in the world.

She also discusses the recent Colombian election result, with Colombians voting in their first ever leftist president, and first ever black Vice President.

Also the case of an 11 year old girl refused an abortion by a judge in Southern Brazil.

The child was eventually allowed to end the pregnancy, but  President Jair Bolsonaro later said on social media that an innocent baby's life was taken in this 'tragedy' underscoring the conservatism that goes right to the top in Brazil.  

Katy Watson is a BBC correspondent based in Sao Paulo.