Philip Reeves

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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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How To Make New Friends In Rio: 'Go And Sit On The Little Wall'

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

When new to a big, international city, what's the best way to meet people? In Rio de Janeiro, it involves sitting on a low-slung wall.

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If Only For New Year's Eve, Brazilians Wave Bad Luck Goodbye

Sunday, January 01, 2017

New Year's at Rio's Copacabana beach is billed as the world's biggest open-air party. Revelers wear white, and at the stroke of midnight, walk into the ocean and jump over seven waves for good luck.

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With 2016 About To End, Brazilians Look Forward To A Better Year

Friday, December 30, 2016

Brazil ends 2016 reeling from a massive corruption scandal and the impeachment of its president. We consider the shaky footing on which the interim president seeks to lead the country into 2017.

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After 27 Hours, Our Train Ride Through Pakistan Ends In Karachi

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Over the nearly thousand mile journey down the middle of Pakistan, we've been meeting NPR's Philip Reeves' fellow travelers, and learning about their hopes and fears at this stage in history.

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For Trump, Pakistan And Afghanistan Pose Challenges Without Easy Solutions

Friday, November 11, 2016

He mostly ignored this region on the campaign trail, but the president-elect will find much to worry about. War, terrorism, corruption, tensions between nuclear-armed neighbors — it's all there.

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In Pakistan, Illegal Kidney Trade Flourishes As Victims Await Justice

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Sophisticated criminals prey on the poor, luring them with false promises of lucrative jobs before depriving them of their organs. The "kidney mafias" benefit from powerful political connections.

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Despite Police Blockades, Pakistani Opposition Plans Major Protest

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Barricades are up and Pakistan's capital Islamabad is in lockdown as opposition leader and former cricket star Imran Khan and the government face off again.

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Afghan Girl From Famed Photo 3 Decades Ago Is Jailed In Pakistan

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The green-eyed Afghan girl, famous from the photo taken by Steve McCurry for National Geographic, has been arrested in Pakistan for having a fake ID card. She's been living as a refugee in Pakistan.

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More Than 60 Killed In Attack On Police Academy In Quetta, Pakistan

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

More than 60 people were killed and over 100 injured in an attack on a police academy in the Pakistani city of Quetta.

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Dozens Dead After Gunmen Storm Pakistani Police Training Center

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The assault occurred on a police training academy in the Pakistani city of Quetta, near the border with Afghanistan. Blame is leveled at an Islamist Sunni group with links to al-Qaida.

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Pakistan Delays 2010 Death Row Blasphemy Appeal

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pakistan's Supreme Court has delayed hearing the blasphemy case of a woman sentenced to death in 2010 for insulting the prophet Muhammad. Liberal activists are calling for her release.

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After A Sensitive Story, A Pakistani Journalist Is Barred From Leaving

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A respected Pakistani journalist is forbidden from traveling outside the country as punishment for writing a story about tensions between the military and the elected government.

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