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Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro appears in the following:

Cubans Curious To See If Diplomatic Shift Leads To Democracy

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Obama announced diplomatic relations will be restored with Cuba. Travel and trade restrictions will be relaxed. What does this mean for Cubans who have been pushing for democracy?

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Argentina's Approach To Inflation: Ditch The Peso, Hoard U.S. Dollars

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The country's inflation rate is running around 40 percent this year, according to private economists. As a hedge, Argentines are always looking for ways to get their hands on U.S. dollars.

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Brazil's Tearful President Praises Report On Abuses Of A Dictatorship

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The 2,000-page document bring to light a history of torture, executions and disappearances during the 1964-1985 military dictatorship. An amnesty law means no one has been punished for their role.

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Argentina: Where Cash Is King And Robberies Are On The Rise

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

With spiraling inflation and a distrust in banks after the country's 2001 default, Argentines are keeping more cash on hand. And that means robbery rates are spiraling, too.

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The Man Argentines Love To Hate Is An American Judge

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Little-known in the U.S., Thomas Griesa is a villain and scapegoat in the Argentine media. The federal court judge in New York has ruled against Argentina in its battles with its "vulture" creditors.

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Uruguay Tries To Tame A 'Monster' Called Cannabis

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Uruguay's audacious new law not only legalizes pot but also mandates that the government grow and distribute it. Some say the government has pinched more than it can roll.

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Argentines March On Presidential Palace To Protest Inflation

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Their wages have been battered by sky-high inflation. But this comes at a time when the government is in a battle with U.S. hedge funds over defaulted debt.

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Corruption Scandal Engulfs Brazil's State Oil Company

Thursday, November 20, 2014

In Brazil, the state oil company said it would launch its own internal investigation into corruption that allegedly took place while President Dilma Rousseff was head of it. So far, there have been nearly two dozen arrests in the graft scandal.

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Chefs Meet In Brazil To Discuss Food Biodiversity

Monday, November 17, 2014

Some of the world's top chefs are joining forces to incorporate biodiversity into meals. It's no coincidence the meeting is in Brazil — Latin America is one of the world's most bio-diverse places.

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Ferran Adria And Fellow Star Chefs Talk Biodiversity In Brazil

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A group of chefs gathered this month in Sao Paolo to talk about how they can help preserve biodiversity. Among their warnings: If we lose food products, we will lose flavors and traditions.

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Proposed Tobacco Ban Fires Up Citizens Of Small Massachusetts Town

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Westminster, Massachusetts could be the first town in America to ban the sale of all tobacco and nicotine products.

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In Brazil, Race Is A Matter Of Life And Violent Death

Sunday, November 09, 2014

In 2012, 56,337 people were murdered in Brazil. But that figure hides a color-coded truth: Homicide rates are actually way down — if you're white. If you're black? Murder rates are up 40 percent.

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Brazil: The Land Of Many Lawyers And Very Slow Justice

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Brazil has more law schools the rest of the world combined and more lawyers per capita than the U.S. But there's a huge legal backlog: One department of five judges is now handling 1.6 million cases.

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Saving The Amazon Will Take More Than Stopping Loggers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In order to save the Amazon, it's not enough for deforestation to stop; areas that have been denuded also need recuperation. A Brazilian research scientist has released a report with the World Wildlife Fund that suggested actions to curb the effect of humans on the world's largest rainforest.

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After Shocking Election Season In Brazil, Incumbent President Still Holds Power

Monday, October 27, 2014

Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff won a narrow re-election in Sunday's runoff, a result that reflects the deep political and economic divide in Brazil.

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In Brazil, Conservationists Worried New Congress Could Harm Amazon

Friday, October 17, 2014

The make up of Brazil's new legislative body will have a big impact on the world because of a surge in the so-called ruralist bloc and their track record on environmental protections in the Amazon.

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Look At This: Portraits After Plastic Surgery

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Brazil recently surpassed the U.S. with the most cosmetic surgeries performed in the world. Seven Brazilian women explain what beauty means to them.

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In Brazil, Nips And Tucks Don't Raise An Eyebrow

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Brazil has surpassed the U.S. as the world capital of plastic surgery. All this cosmetic enhancement is widely embraced in a country where women flaunt, rather than hide, having work done.

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Incumbent Rousseff To Face Neves In Brazil's Presidential Runoff

Monday, October 06, 2014

It's been one of Brazil's most hotly contested presidential races in a generation. As expected incumbent Dilma Rousseff won, but not by enough to avoid a runoff later in the month.

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Brazil Election Caps A Dramatic Campaign Season

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Voters in Brazil go to the polls Sunday to choose a new president. Incumbent Dilma Roussef is up against environmentalist Marina Silva and others, in a nail-biting race.

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