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Slain Greek ambassador remembered in ceremony in Brazil

  • In this photo released by Agencia Brasil, a ceremony is held for Greece's late Ambassador to Brazil Kyriakos Amiridis before his remains are flown home from the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Amiridis went missing Dec. 26 in Nova Iguacu, a city near Rio de Janeiro where he had been vacationing with his wife. His charred body was found in a car three days later. Police say they believe he was killed by his wife's lover under her orders. (Tania Rego/Agencia Brasil via AP)

    In this photo released by Agencia Brasil, a ceremony is held for Greece's late Ambassador to Brazil Kyriakos Amiridis before his remains are flown home from the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Amiridis went missing Dec. 26 in Nova Iguacu, a city near Rio de Janeiro where he had been vacationing with his wife. His charred body was found in a car three days later. Police say they believe he was killed by his wife's lover under her orders. (Tania Rego/Agencia Brasil via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo released by Agencia Brasil, a ceremony is held for Greece's late Ambassador to Brazil Kyriakos Amiridis before his remains are flown home from the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Amiridis went missing Dec. 26 in Nova Iguacu, a city near Rio de Janeiro where he had been vacationing with his wife. His charred body was found in a car three days later. Police say they believe he was killed by his wife's lover under her orders. (Tania Rego/Agencia Brasil via AP)

    In this photo released by Agencia Brasil, a ceremony is held for Greece's late Ambassador to Brazil Kyriakos Amiridis before his remains are flown home from the airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Amiridis went missing Dec. 26 in Nova Iguacu, a city near Rio de Janeiro where he had been vacationing with his wife. His charred body was found in a car three days later. Police say they believe he was killed by his wife's lover under her orders. (Tania Rego/Agencia Brasil via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Brazilian authorities have held a remembrance ceremony for the Greek ambassador to the country who was slain last month.

Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis went missing Dec. 26 in Nova Iguacu, a city near Rio de Janeiro where he had been vacationing with his wife. His charred body was found in a car three days later.

Police say they believe he was killed by his wife's lover under her orders. Authorities detained three suspects.

Brazil's government offered its condolences Tuesday during a ceremony at the Rio de Janeiro international airport before the ambassador's remains were flown to Greece for burial.

Amiridis started his diplomatic career in 1985 and became Greece's top diplomat to Brazil in 2016. He previously had been Greece's ambassador to Libya and was consul in Rio in 2001-2004.