Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro appears in the following:

With The Economy Crashing, Brazilians Turn On A Once-Popular President

Friday, April 15, 2016

Dilma Rousseff was elected twice as the country's economy soared. But a bruising recession is now seen as the leading reason many Brazilians have turned against her.


Brazil's President Is One Step Closer To Being Impeached

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A congressional commission in Brazil has voted to recommend that President Dilma Rousseff face impeachment proceedings. The group's decision sets the stage for a full vote of the lower house.


Brazilian Doctor Crafts System Hailed As 'Way Forward' For Combating Zika

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Pediatric cardiologist Sandra Mattos had set up a network of doctors and hospitals working with tiny heart patients via telemedicine. Her system now also helps remote Zika sufferers.


How To Fight Zika When Your Country Is In Trouble: Improvise

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Brazil's political and economic meltdown creates challenges for doctors trying to get a handle on the outbreak.


CDC Team Scoured Hard-Hit Northern Brazil For Clues To Zika Virus

Friday, April 01, 2016

Scientists studying Zika-infected women in Brazil say they hope to learn more about the disease's effects from the blood samples they'll be bringing home for further analysis.


Brazil's President In Further Danger Of Being Ousted

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The biggest party in Dilma Rousseff's coalition has pulled out, severely wounding her government. She is accused of manipulating federal accounts to mask the real state of the country's economy.


Brazil Has Nearly 60,000 Murders, And It May Relax Gun Laws

Monday, March 28, 2016

Though gun violence takes a huge toll in Brazil, there's a push to relax gun laws. And many of the arguments are similar to the ones in the U.S.


In Brazilian Officials' Taped Conversations, Women Hear Rampant Sexism

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Newly released audio of conversations by senior Brazilian officials has raised legal questions about secret wiretapping. The chatter reveals rampant sexism, even in a country with a female president.


Protesters In Brazil Highlight Discontent With Government Corruption

Friday, March 18, 2016

Brazil's wave of street protests reflects deep discontent with the country's culture of corruption. Dozens of public officials are implicated in a scandal involving the state-run oil company.


Amid Protests, Brazil's President Faces Impeachment Process

Friday, March 18, 2016

President Dilma Rousseff named a former president charged with corruption to her Cabinet. Brazil's Congress has formed a committee to begin investigating the charges.


Trump Picks Up Anti-Immigration Endorsement Before Arizona Primary

Friday, March 18, 2016

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known for his anti-immigration stance, is Donald Trump's latest controversial supporter. Arpaio is confident Trump will follow through with promises such as the border wall.


Protests Erupt In Brazil Over President's Alleged Attempt To Shield Predecessor

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Brazil's president is teetering as angry crowds protest her attempt to name her predecessor to her cabinet — in what critics say is an attempt to shield him from prosecution.


Brazil's Government Struggles To Stay In Power After Protests

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

After record-setting protests over the weekend, Brazil's government is scrambling to stay in power amid calls for the president's impeachment.


As The Olympics Loom, Brazil Lurches From One Crisis To The Next

Monday, March 14, 2016

Brazil is in the midst of an economic downturn. It's battling the Zika virus. And a deepening political crisis has sparked massive protests and calls for the president's resignation.


Historic Protests In Brazil Amid Political Crisis, Economic 'Hurricane'

Monday, March 14, 2016

Brazil faces its worst recession in nearly a century, and a fraud scandal has ensnared an ex-president. Scores of demonstrators are calling for the impeachment of current President Dilma Rousseff.


Saldana As Simone Resurfaces A Debate Beyond Black And White

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Last week it was all about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. That was about racism.

This week, social media erupted over something that has long been an issue within the black community. Colorism — the idea that your skin tone and not only your race determines your opportunities.

Actress Zoe Saldana faced ...


When You Want To Express Empathy, Skip The Emoji

Saturday, February 27, 2016

It's finally happened. The plain-old "like" on Facebook has expanded. You can now express love with a heart, convey laughter, astonishment, sadness and anger with an array of expressive little faces. They're emojis, but Facebook has branded them "reactions." According to an article in Forbes, Facebook said, "we heard ...


Moms And Infants Are Abandoned In Brazil Amid Surge In Microcephaly

Thursday, February 18, 2016

There have been several cases of abandoned babies already — at least three in Rio. And a psychologist believes that some men will walk out on their partner if a newborn has the birth defect.


Soldiers In Brazil Battle Mosquitoes That Could Be Spreading Zika

Monday, February 15, 2016

Brazil is fanning out 200,000 troops to battle mosquitoes. It's part of larger efforts to combat the transmission of the Zika virus, which has been linked to brain abnormalities in Brazil.


In Rio, The Samba Parade Goes On Despite A Wardrobe Malfunction

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro donned an elaborate, colorful costume to samba her way through Rio's Carnival parade competition — and recovered quickly after forgetting to tie a crucial double knot.