Lourdes Garcia-Navarro appears in the following:
Monday, July 27, 2015
Brazil's so-called economic miracle appears to have stalled, or worse, gone into reverse.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Also this week, the world's most famous DJ you've probably never heard.
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.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Also this week, income inequality and the 2016 election, and the little-known Cascadia subduction zone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.