Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro appears in the following:

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.


Brazil's Cybercrime Free-For-All: Many Scams And Little Punishment

Monday, June 15, 2015

Brazil was an early adapter of online banking, but it's been slow to develop defenses against cybercrime. Online thieves have found boundless opportunities and now operate far beyond Brazil's borders.


Brazilians Take A Swing At Mosquitoes With The Zap Racket

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The electrified tennis racket that kills mosquitoes is ubiquitous in Brazil. It's deeply deeply satisfying to use. But it does take technique.


FIFA's Soccer 'Embassy' In Paraguay, Complete With Legal Immunity

Friday, June 05, 2015

The South American soccer federation, which is part of FIFA, has diplomatic status on par with an embassy. That means that inside its luxurious grounds, Paraguayan law does not apply.


Indictment Against FIFA Raises Questions About Nike's History In Brazil

Friday, May 29, 2015

A U.S. indictment alleges an unnamed sportswear company paid bribes to secure a 1996 deal with Brazil. That's the year Nike signed a multi-million dollar sponsorship with Brazil's soccer federation.


Soccer Fans In Latin America React To FIFA Corruption Charges

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Several of those indicted on corruption charges were from Latin America or the Caribbean. Most people from Brazil, the country that just hosted the World Cup, see the soccer leadership as corrupt.


Expats Find Brazil's Reputation For Race-Blindness Is Undone By Reality

Friday, May 22, 2015

Brazil is touted as one of the most racially harmonious places in the world, but people of color who move there say they are surprised at the degree of discrimination they face based on skin color.


Assault On Salt: Uruguay Bans Shakers In Restaurants And Schools

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The tiny nation has some of Latin America's highest rates of obesity, hypertension and heart disease. The capital Montevideo has tried to intervene by making salt on the table illegal.


Brazil's World Cup Legacy Includes $550M Stadium-Turned-Parking Lot

Monday, May 11, 2015

Another lavish $215 million arena built for last year's event is now a homeless shelter. Touted as one of the best World Cups in history on the pitch, it's left a hangover of waste and mismanagement.


Once Philip Morris Workers, Now They Clamp Down On Uruguay's Smokers

Friday, May 08, 2015

The men worked at the tobacco company for years. But after they were laid off, the only jobs they could find were as anti-smoking inspectors for the government. They do their new job with gusto.


Ex-Gitmo Detainees In Uruguay Protest At U.S. Embassy

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The men, resettled there after years in detention, say they aren't getting enough assistance. Camped outside the U.S. Embassy, they are seeking housing and other help reintegrating into society.


Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Brazilian performer was a huge hit with American audiences who loved her outrageous costumes and beautiful voice. But she's been less appreciated in her homeland — until now.


Sad And Smelly: Massive Fish Die-Off At Rio's 2016 Olympic Site

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More than 50 tons of dead fish have been removed from a Rio de Janeiro lagoon slated to host Olympic events. Specialists blame algae blooms but water quality has been a concern for Olympic organizers.


Right-Wing Comics, Young Libertarian Keep Protests Going In Brazil

Monday, April 13, 2015

Anti-government protests in Brazil are entering their second month. Some of the new faces of the latest protest movement include a 19-year-old Libertarian who wants to take the president down.