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Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro appears in the following:

As Evangelical Clout Grows, Brazil May Face New Culture Wars

Friday, August 01, 2014

The nation's political campaigns are in full swing, and evangelical Christians play an increasingly large role. Some Brazilians worry that U.S.-style battles over social issues may be on the way.

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Advocates Keep Focus On Issues Outside World Cup Stadiums

Friday, July 11, 2014

What has the soccer tournament really cost Brazil? An overpass that was still under construction collapsed on a bus killing 2 people. And, opposition lawmakers want a probe into World Cup financing.

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The Conundrum Of The Cup-Deprived: Brazilians Wonder Who To Root For

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Brazilian soccer fans, in their grief over the national team's World Cup loss, now must decide whether to cheer for their archrival Argentina or Germany, the team that crushed their Cup dreams.

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Brazilians Lick Wounds After World Cup Loss To Germany

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Brazil is out of soccer's championship series, suffering its worst defeat ever in a World Cup game. Brazil lost to Germany 7-1, and the reaction was one of stunned disbelief.

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The Collective Anguish Of The Brazilian Defeat

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro watched Brazil's World Cup semifinal against Germany in a bar in Sao Paulo. She speaks to Robert Siegel about the game and the devastation it sowed among Brazilian fans.

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For Brazilians, Game-Day Rituals Lead To Sense Of Community

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Brazil faces off with Germany on Tuesday in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Deep into the tournament now, Brazilian fans have developed a clockwork game-day routine they hope continues.

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Graffiti Artist Sprays Brazil's Turmoil Across Its City Walls

Friday, July 04, 2014

Brazilian street artist Paulo Ito has captured the spirit of the World Cup with two controversial images. They both speak to viewers worldwide about the costs of staging the mega event.

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Argentinian World Cup Fans Plant Their Flag In Brazil

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

On Tuesday, Argentinian World Cup fans are descending on Sao Paulo, Brazil. Love them or loathe them, these fans are renowned for both their passion and rowdiness.

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Rivalry: Spanish Speakers Flood Portuguese-Speaking Brazil

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Most Brazilians speak English and Spanish with an accent. But Brazilians seem to take great offense to World Cup visitors speaking Portuguese with an accent.

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Once Bitten, Twice Decried: Uruguay Outraged By Suarez Punishment

Friday, June 27, 2014

Luis Suarez's sponsors are dropping him and his 2014 World Cup is over. FIFA dealt the Uruguayan soccer player an unusually harsh sentence for biting his opponent, and his home country is outraged.

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In Brazil, The Home Team's Not The Only Team To Root For

Thursday, June 26, 2014

All Things Considered watches World Cup games with Brazilians of both Japanese and Italian descent, to see who Brazilians root for when they don't root for Brazil.

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Revived Mariel Port Attracts Investment From Brazil

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Brazil is pouring nearly a billion dollars into Cuba's Mariel port. Brazil, via Cuba, will practically have its own port near U.S. shores — so it's a major geostrategic move.

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Off The Pitch, Brazilians Mark A More Political Clash

Thursday, June 19, 2014

One year from million-strong protest marches in Brazil, Brazilians are marking the anniversary with more demonstrations. There are fewer protesters than a year ago, when Brazilians expressed their anger over World Cup costs and the government's neglect of housing, health, transportation and employment issues at home.

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Troubles Put Aside, Brazilians Embrace World Cup

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In World Cup action Tuesday, Brazil and Mexico played to a draw. Despite the dashed hopes of the home team, Brazilians are feeling more buoyant generally about hosting soccer's biggest tournament.

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How Do You Win A World Cup Game Without Even Playing? Ask A Fan

Friday, June 13, 2014

The World Cup has arrived in Brazil and with it a legion of superstitions and rituals that people practice in the belief it will help their team win. Fans have some very creative practices.

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Can A Female Politician Be Insulted Without It Being Sexist?

Friday, June 13, 2014

Debate is raging online about whether profane chants directed at President Dilma Rousseff during Brazil's World Cup match against Croatia were sexist.

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World Cup's First Day Marred By Protests

Friday, June 13, 2014

Riot police in Sao Paulo used tear gas and stun grenades against protesters angry over Brazil's attention to the World Cup over the needs of its people. The violence came before the first game began.

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Brazilians Greet The World Cup Kickoff With Protests And Tear Gas

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In Brazil, thousands of protesters clashed with police just hours before the World Cup opening ceremony. The streets of Sao Paolo were filled with tear gas and concussion grenades.

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Brazil Furious Over Ad Showing Christ The Redeemer In An Italian Jersey

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Brazil's Catholic Church has threatened a lawsuit against Italian state broadcaster RAI, which has since withdrawn the ad with the famous statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro dressed in "Azzurri" blue.

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Soccer Fans Eager To Get World Cup Action Underway

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Despite strikes and protests, fans are converging on Brazil in advance of the World Cup. The soccer tournament starts on Thursday. People from all over the world are getting into the soccer spirit.

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