Philip Reeves

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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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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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