Philip Reeves

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Opposition Parties Prepare Bid To Challenge Venezuela's President

Thursday, August 10, 2017

An alliance of opposition parties says it will participate in an upcoming election in a bid to stop Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. This comes as Maduro has consolidated power and moved toward what many say is a dictatorship with the creation of a super legislature called the Constituent Assembly.

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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions On Venezuelan Officials

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The U.S. government imposed new sanctions on officials in Venezuela's government Wednesday.

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Anti-Government Fighters In Venezuela Attack Army Base

Monday, August 07, 2017

Two people were killed in what authorities called a "terrorist attack" at a military base in Venezuela. Twenty men in military uniforms infiltrated the base. Some escaped with weapons.

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Venezuela Crisis Latest: Venezuelan Troops Quash Attempted Anti-Government Attack

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Violence and protests continue following a disputed election. Venezuelans awoke to news Sunday that a small group of armed men tried to overtake a major military base in the central city of Valencia.

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Morning News Brief: Signs Of Bipartisanship On Health Care, Corruption Vote In Brazil

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Lawmakers have showed interest of working across party linesies on improving health insurance markets. Also, Brazil's Congress votes on corruption charges against the president.

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Brazil's Congress Votes On Removing President

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Brazil's Congress is voting Wednesday on a move to unseat embattled President Michel Temer.

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Venezuelan Election Looms Amid Fears of Dictatorship

Friday, July 28, 2017

Venezuelans vote Sunday for delegates to an assembly that will have the power to rewrite the constitution and annul the opposition-led legislature. Critics say this body will usher in a dictatorship.

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Crisis Intensifies In Venezuela Ahead Of Controversial Vote

Friday, July 28, 2017

Venezuela faces a weekend of turmoil over an election that government opponents say is rigged to give President Nicolas Maduro sweeping new powers.

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Trump Places Sanctions On 13 Venezuelan Officials

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The U.S. places sanctions on 13 Venezuelans involved in an election Sunday, that government opponents there say are rigged. The vote could give Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sweeping new powers.

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Millions Of Venezuelans Reject Plans To Retool The Constitution

Monday, July 17, 2017

Venezuela's opposition held an unauthorized plebiscite on Sunday. More than 7 million Venezuelans cast symbolic votes rejecting the president's plan to overhaul the country's constitution.

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Venezuela's Opposition To Vote On Symbolic Referendum Against Consitution Rewrite

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Venezuelans are voting Sunday on President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite their constitution. Opposition leaders, who called for the plebiscite, are hoping for a huge turnout of "no" voters.

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In Chile, Many Regard Climate Change As The Greatest External Threat

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Drought, floods and wildfires are signs that climate change has become a harsh reality for the 17 million people of Chile. Laguna de Aculeo used to be a booming summer playground, but not anymore.

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Brazilian Ex-President Convicted Of Corruption

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Brazil's popular former president has been convicted of corruption and sentenced to nine and a half years in prison. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva denies wrongdoing. He remains free pending appeal.

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Brazil's Former President Lula Sentenced To Prison For Corruption

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Brazil's former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been convicted of corruption charges. Lula, as he's popularly known, was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison but remains free pending appeal. Lula denies wrongdoing and claims the charges are politically motivated.

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A Brazilian Man Fights For The Right To Smile

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This is a tale about a Brazilian man who took on the authorities by insisting on smiling for official photos — and won.

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In Santiago, Chile, Searching For A Drink That Makes You Weak At The Knees

Thursday, July 06, 2017

You can sometimes find out a lot about a country just by spending an hour or two rooting around town. NPR's Philip Reeves sent this postcard about his trip to a historic market in Santiago, Chile, in search of one of the world's more lethal drinks.

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In Brazil, Some Inmates Are Using A Novel Way To Get Out Of Prison Earlier

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Brazil's prisons are dangerous places, blighted by overcrowding and drug gangs. But literacy is offering a way to shorten some inmates' sentences: Read books, reduce your time behind bars.

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Brazil's President Remains Defiant As His Corruption Trial Begins

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Brazil's president is on trial this week but is defiant in the face of charges of corruption and obstruction of justice. The political veteran says he will not resign, and critics say he's got vampire-like abilities for survival.

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Brazilians Adore Top Prosecutor After He Exposes Massive Corruption Web

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

A new Brazilian hero isn't a soccer star, it's the prosecutor pressing the corruption case against the country's political elites. He's got a book that taps into the public's desire to clean house.

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Musicians Lead Protest Against Brazil's President

Monday, May 29, 2017

Some of Brazil's best-known musicians held a concert on Copacabana Beach demanding the resignation of Brazil's president, who is under investigation for corruption and obstruction of justice.

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