Philip Reeves

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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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On A Steep Venezuelan Hill, Mudslides Can Be Deadly

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Many of the poor of Caracas, Venezuela live on steep hills, with a constant fear their homes will be swept down in rains. With a food shortage, they're using those slopes to grow fruit and vegetables.

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Brazil's President Is Defiant Over Hush Money Allegations

Friday, May 19, 2017

Brazil's president is under significant pressure to resign, but he is defiant and firm, saying he will not resign. Reports say he had been caught on tape discussing bribery payments.

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Brazil's Supreme Court Launches Corruption Probe Into President

Thursday, May 18, 2017

In Brazil, the Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer has been caught on tape endorsing bribery payments to a witness in a corruption probe. Stocks plunged on the news and opposition politicians called for Temer to resign.

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As Venezuela's Crisis Deepens, Opponents Call For Removal Of Nicolas Maduro

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Even poor neighborhoods of west Caracas — strongholds of Chavismo — are turning against the president. Maduro's threatening to deploy a huge armed militia against his "coup-mongering" opposition.

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'Ghost Boats' Terrorize Fishermen In Venezuela Amid Humanitarian Crisis

Friday, May 05, 2017

As Venezuela's humanitarian crisis grows, so does predatory crime. Ghost boats are terrorizing the country's fishermen. These are high speed craft, full of armed men in masks, that sneak up on fishing boats while they're at sea at night.

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More Protests As Venezuelan President Calls For Changes To Constitution

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The political crisis in Venezuela is deepening. Protesters blocked roads after the president announced moves to change the country's constitution. The opposition sees it as a step toward dictatorship.

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Venezuela's Economic Hardship Makes Life Tough For Motorists

Monday, May 01, 2017

A few years ago, Venezuela had a booming auto industry but times have changed. Motorists are forced to have very old cars repaired — buying a new car is out of the question for most Venezuelans.

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Venezuelan Protests Continue

Friday, April 21, 2017

Nationwide protests continued in Venezuela on Thursday against President Nicolas Maduro and his government's handling of the country's economic crisis.

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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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