Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro appears in the following:

Minor Characters Take The Stage In Argentina's Real-Life Murder Mystery

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The shooting death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood thriller. It has provided rich material for the conspiracy-minded in Argentina.


Families Of Slain Brazilian Police Officers Ask For Tougher Penalties

Friday, February 20, 2015

There's been a lot of news about police brutality in Brazil. But what is less known is the difficult situation for cops in Brazil. Unlike in the U.S., those who kill cops don't get harsher penalties.


Gitmo Detainees Transferred To Uruguay Say Life Isn't Much Better

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Six Guantanamo detainees resettled in the tiny South American country of Uruguay in December say they feel like they've been released from one jail only to be put in another. One detainee complained on TV that they need their families, a home, a job and some sort of income. In response, Uruguay's president seemed to question their work ethic.


Tens Of Thousands Mark Argentine Prosecutor's Mysterious Death

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Before Alberto Nisman could give his testimony to congress implicating Argentina's president in a cover up of a 1994 bombing, he was found dead with a bullet to the head.


In Argentina, Marchers Mark One Month Since Prosecutor's Death

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A group of prosecutors in Argentina has called a silent protest for Wednesday to demand answers into the gunshot death of a prosecutor investigating the nation's worst terror attack.


Escape The Winter Woes With A Glimpse Of The Rio Shoreline

Monday, February 16, 2015

While it's winter in the U.S., it's also the height of summer along the beaches in Rio de Janeiro. A postcard from the Brazilian seaside brings the sounds of beach fun.


Samba School Outrage Points To Carnival's Murky Financial History

Sunday, February 15, 2015

One of the top schools competing in the Carnival parade received $3.5 million from Equatorial Guinea, sparking outrage in Brazil. The move puts a spotlight on Carnival's questionable sponsorships.


A Historic Drought Grips Brazil's Economic Capital

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Restaurants are using disposable cutlery and plates. Residents only have water for a few hours. Food prices are soaring. Now, Sao Paulo faces draconian rationing of up to five days a week.


Olympic Golf Course Makes Rio Greener But Turns Some Residents Red

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Officials in Rio de Janeiro say they will use the 2016 Olympics to transform the city, but massive sports events like the Olympics carry a huge price tag, and often leave only white elephants behind.


Argentina's Foreign Minister: Jewish Community Supports Deal With Iran

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Hector Timerman talked to NPR about the possible role of Iran in a bombing attack on a Jewish center in 1994, the conspiracy theories gripping his country and why he negotiated secretly with Iran.


Argentine Prosecutor Was A Divisive Figure In Life And In Death

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The prosecutor of an infamous 20-year-old bombing, who died recently under shady circumstances, is being buried on Thursday. Alberto Nisman goes to his grave as a controversial and enigmatic figure.


On Holocaust Day, Argentina's Jews Despair Over Deaths, Old And New

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

On a day usually filled with quiet reflection, the Jewish community spoke out forcefully against the president for her handling of a 20-year-old bombing case that remains unsolved.


Argentinians Doubt Prosecutor's Death Was Suicide

Monday, January 26, 2015

Rumors are rampant that the death of Alberto Nisman had something to do with alleged government wrongdoing related to the investigation of a terror attack in the 1990s.


Prosecutor's Mysterious Death Grips Argentina

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez says she believes Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, was murdered.


In Brazil, A Once-High-Flying Economy Takes A Tumble

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A few years ago, amid a global recession, Brazil was the darling of the financial markets. But last year, the country barely avoided recession. Prices are soaring, and investors are looking elsewhere.


In Brazil, Plastic Surgery Seen As A Right, Not A Privilege

Thursday, January 01, 2015

With January first marking the start of many people's self-improvement projects, Lourdes Garcia Navarro shares a story she reported earlier this year about plastic surgery in Brazil.


Brazilian Politician's Fiery Comments Revives Debate On Free Speech

Monday, December 22, 2014

When a member of Brazil's congress said a female colleague "deserves" to be raped, it set off a national debate about hate speech and congressional immunity.


Cubans Curious To See If Diplomatic Shift Leads To Democracy

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Obama announced diplomatic relations will be restored with Cuba. Travel and trade restrictions will be relaxed. What does this mean for Cubans who have been pushing for democracy?


Argentina's Approach To Inflation: Ditch The Peso, Hoard U.S. Dollars

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The country's inflation rate is running around 40 percent this year, according to private economists. As a hedge, Argentines are always looking for ways to get their hands on U.S. dollars.


Brazil's Tearful President Praises Report On Abuses Of A Dictatorship

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The 2,000-page document bring to light a history of torture, executions and disappearances during the 1964-1985 military dictatorship. An amnesty law means no one has been punished for their role.