Philip Reeves

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Clashes Erupt At Anti-Government Protests In Venezuela

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In Venezuela, the government established roadblocks, deployed security forces and shut down the metro in preparation for what government opponents labeled the mother of all marches. The opposition is pushing for President Nicolas Maduro's ouster.

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Morning News Brief: Venezuelan Protests, Georgia Runoff, Egypt

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Venezuelan activists are calling for mass protests on Wednesday. Also, Sabrina Siddiqui of The Guardian talks about Georgia's runoff election, and an Egyptian-American aid worker has been released.

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Venezuelan Opposition Groups Call For Day Of Protest

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Opposition groups in Venezuela are calling for massive demonstrations on Wednesday. The country is mired in economic crisis.

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Competition Heartbreak: A Tenth Of A Point Changes Rio's Carnival Winner

Monday, April 10, 2017

A Samba school in Brazil partied for days after winning Rio's Carnival competition for the first time in 30 years. But a judge made a mistake, and the prize must be shared with another samba school.

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Venezuelan Crisis Brings Crime, Social Issues To Brazilian Frontier Town

Friday, April 07, 2017

Venezuelans are fleeing their nation in droves, which is having a big impact on their South American neighbors. Pacaraima in Brazil was a remote rural community whose residents slept with their doors unlocked. Now the mayor has declared a state of emergency, saying it's become a Wild West frontier town, awash with crime and social problems.

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Despite Maduro's Backdown, Venezuela Remains In Crisis

Sunday, April 02, 2017

The crisis in Venezuela is getting worse. It's driving people across the border in search of food, medicine and money. We meet a former social worker who turned to prostitution to support her family.

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Veteran Convict Provides Glimpse Into Brazil's Violent Prisons

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Recent deadly violence at an Amazon prison is fueling concern over the vast powers wielded within the country's penal system by armed drug gangs, and the dangers faced by young men in prison awaiting trial or for minor offenses. A veteran convict tells NPR about life behind bars.

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Amid Massive Tainted-Meat Scandal, Brazil Assures Safety Of Its Food Exports

Monday, March 20, 2017

The country's federal police say that health officials were bribed to ignore outdated and adulterated meat. The European Commission has suspended imports from companies implicated in the allegations.

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Brazilian Workers Protest Against Pension Changes

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Workers across Brazil staged demonstrations over the government's plan to cap pension benefits and raise the retirement age. The protests disrupted traffic and public transportation nationwide.

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Amid Economic Crisis, Anxiety Grows In Struggling Southern Brazilian State

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, is seeing strikes and protests amid rising crime and Brazil's worst recession. "We're asking God Almighty that this comes to an end," says a resident.

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A Postcard From Rio De Janeiro As Brazil Begins Carnival

Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday marks the start of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. We set out to discover if Brazil's tradition of wild street parties and lavish costume parades is actually a form of collective therapy.

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Rio's Carnival Is A Glitter-Filled Euphoria, Even If Brazil's Government Is Not

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Amid the parties and celebrations of Rio de Janeiro's carnival lie the political satire and protest. To see this, you just need to look at the costumes.

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Brazilians Prepare For Carnival, And Its Grueling Test Of Physical Endurance

Sunday, February 19, 2017

More than 2 million people dance and drink, day and night, for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. All that pleasure involves quite a bit of pain. Ask the samba superathletes in 7-inch heels.

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Brazilian State Suffers Through Days Of Violence During Police Strike

Friday, February 10, 2017

Brazilians in a southern state are stockpiling food after a surge of lootings and killings. With the police on strike, army troops are patrolling the streets, and most shops are shut.

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Eike Batista Memes Fuel Humor In Brazil After Billionaire's Imprisonment

Friday, February 03, 2017

The imprisonment of former billionaire Eike Batista on corruption charges is fueling much schadenfreude in Brazil. Social media memes proliferate imagining life behind bars for the famously flamboyant and extravagant entrepreneur.

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Former Commodities Tycoon Jailed In Brazil As Part Of Corruption Probe

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Fallen commodities magnate Eike Batista has returned to Brazil to face charges. Prosecutors say Batista, once one of the world's richest people, was a player in a $100 million laundering/bribery ring.

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Brazilian Soccer Team Returns To The Field After Deadly Airplane Crash

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The soccer team of Chapeco, Brazil lost most of its members in an air crash last year. The team recently returned to the field for the first time in an emotional moment for the game's fans.

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Brazilian Corruption Investigator Killed In Plane Crash

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Judge Teori Zavascki was a pivotal player in the huge Petrobras corruption scandal involving politicians and business executives. The government has called for three days of national mourning.

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Something's Fishy At Manaus Airport In Brazil

Monday, January 16, 2017

If you like to travel and need a unique gift, try Manaus international airport, which is in the middle of the Amazon Rain Forest. It has what may be the world's only airport fish shop.

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Riot Prompts Questions: Is Brazil In Control Of Its Prisons?

Thursday, January 05, 2017

This week's prison riot in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus was shocking for its brutality — nearly 60 inmates were killed — many beheaded. Prison violence is not uncommon in Brazil.

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