Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro appears in the following:

If You're Expecting In Brazil, You Need A Pregnancy Photographer

Monday, September 14, 2015

At the parks and beaches of Rio de Janeiro on a Saturday, you're likely to find photographers clicking away at pregnant women with form-fitting outfits that highlight their bellies.


Brazil Enslaved

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Slavery in Brazil lasted until 1888, longer than anywhere in the Americas. Its final years coincided with the rise of photography. A vast archive of images sheds light on the lives of enslaved women.


Rio's Favelas Feel The Peace — And The Pressure — Of Pacification

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Before hosting the World Cup, Brazil launched a program to pacify high-crime slums. The project has cut violence in some areas, but in others residents have been caught in the police crossfire.


Hispanic Or Latino? A Guide For The U.S. Presidential Campaign

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Donald Trump has put immigration front and center in his campaign. This has placed renewed focus on the confusing question of how to refer to people from Latin America, including those now in the U.S.


Zap Racket Helps Brazilians Deal With Mosquitoes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Brazilians bedeviled by mosquitoes bat away the nuisances with an electrified tennis racket. (This piece initially aired on June 14, 2015 on Weekend Edition Sunday).


For Brazil's 1 Percenters, The Land Stays In The Family Forever

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Under a centuries-old law, a small group of families has rights over swaths of land — including some of the country's most valuable areas — collecting taxes and taking a cut of property sales.


Recession Inspires Brazilians To Protest Against President Rousseff

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Once the darling of emerging world economies, Brazil is deeply mired in recession. Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians poured onto streets across the country this past weekend to voice their anger.


Protesters Take To The Streets In Brazil, In A Nationwide Call For Change

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Thousands of Brazilians demonstrated in protests across the country Sunday. Many called for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, who has become increasingly unpopular.


Dark-Skinned Or Black? How Afro-Brazilians Are Forging A Collective Identity

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

In Brazil, people have tended to describe themselves by skin color rather than race. But that's all changing, as the country's black pride movement gains traction.


Brazil's Mediums Channel Dead Artists. Is It Worship Or Just Delusion?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Mediums say they can tap into the spirits of famous artists and authors to create new works. In other countries, it might be called fraud. In Brazil, it's considered a form of religious worship.


#NPRreads: Cecil's Zimbabwe And UCLA Tracks A Superbug

Friday, August 07, 2015

Also this week, an in-depth look at Darren Wilson — the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.


Will Brazil Be Ready For Summer Olympics? The Athletes Weigh In

Thursday, August 06, 2015

In Brazil, the countdown has begun for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Brazilian organizers say everything is on track, but concerns persist over the water quality for some of the events.


Brazilians Cybershame Gilberto Gil's Daughter For Healthful Lunchbox

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Processed and fast food have become status symbols in Brazil, while some are frowning on local fruits and vegetables. Bela Gil is trying to change the conversation.


As Brazil's Economy Goes In Reverse, Illusion Of Prosperity Fades With It

Monday, July 27, 2015

Brazil's so-called economic miracle appears to have stalled, or worse, gone into reverse.


#NPRreads: Electric Dylan, Fracking And The Iran Deal Deconstructed

Friday, July 24, 2015

Also this week, the world's most famous DJ you've probably never heard.


For The Rubik's Cube World Champ, 6 Seconds Is Plenty Of Time

Monday, July 20, 2015

Competition was fierce at the Rubik's Cube world championship in Brazil. There was a 4-year-old and a category for those who do it with their feet. The overall winner needed less than 6 seconds.


#NPRreads: Climate Scientists In The Crosshairs And China's Economy

Friday, July 17, 2015

Also this week, income inequality and the 2016 election, and the little-known Cascadia subduction zone.


Lead Prosecutor Brings Gandhi-Like Attitude To Brazil's Corruption Scandal

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

In Brazil, one of the biggest corruption scandals in its history has an unlikely hero. He is a 35-year-old Harvard educated lawyer who says his inspiration is Gandhi.


Brazilian President Makes First U.S. Visit Since NSA Spying Scandal

Monday, June 29, 2015

President Dilma Rousseff will visit the White House on Tuesday for talks with President Obama. The National Security Agency spying scandal prompted her to cancel a state visit two years ago.


Cybercrime Runs Rampant In Brazil With More Elaborate, Far-Reaching Schemes

Monday, June 15, 2015

Brazil is one of the top cybercrime countries in the world. Up until recently it was mostly its own citizens who were targeted, but now their imaginative schemes are involving Americans too.