Lourdes Garcia-Navarro appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.