Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro appears in the following:

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.


Brazilians Protest Massive Government Corruption Scandal

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Across the country, Brazilians took to the streets to protest a scandal at the state oil company, which has implicated members of the government, senior politicians and businessmen.


On A Scale Of 1 To 10, Brazil Gets A Zero For Disability Access

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Brazil is hosting not just the Olympics in 2016 but also the Paralympics. And activists for the disabled say Rio de Janeiro has a long and potholed road ahead of it to get ready for the games.


Huge Scandal At Top Of Petrobras Trickles Down, With Devastating Effect

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Tens of thousands of people are suffering after losing their jobs in the wake of wide-scale corruption at Brazil's state oil company. Scores of politicians and executives have been implicated.


Cholita, An Abused Bear In Peru, Gets A New Home In Colorado

Monday, March 30, 2015

An animal welfare group says it now has permission to bring the Andean bear to a sanctuary in Colorado along with more than 30 lions that have been removed from circuses.


In Argentina, Friends, Families Torn Apart By Political Discord

Saturday, March 28, 2015

In Argentina these days no one talks politics. It's not because no one cares but rather because one stray word can lose you a friend or a family member.


After Abuse In A Peruvian Circus, A Bear Awaits A New Home

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cholita is an Andean spectacled bear that was mistreated in the circus in Peru. Now an animal rights group is trying to bring her to the U.S. as part of an effort to rescue wild animals from circuses.


Brazilians Stage Massive Protests Against President Dilma Rousseff

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to protest her leadership. It's been only four months since she was re-elected, and it already looks like her presidency is in deep trouble.


Drumbeat Grows Louder For Impeachment Of Brazil's Rousseff

Friday, March 13, 2015

The second-term president faces a massive corruption scandal at the state oil company that implicates her party, rising inflation and a tanking currency. Now, her popularity is at an all-time low.


Sao Paulo's Drought Pits Water Prospectors Against Wildcatters

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Geologists say the problem with wildcatters is that new wells are contaminating Sao Paulo's natural aquifer not to mention damaging the structure of many buildings.


Euthanasia Is Illegal In Chile; Young Patient Wants Right To Die

Monday, March 02, 2015

In Chile, a 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis has posted an online video asking the country's president to allow her to die. The case prompted a raging discussion on assisted suicide.


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.