Lulu Garcia-Navarro

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Brazilian Women Look To Change Soccer Narrative With Olympic Success

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Men's soccer in Brazil has always reigned supreme. Women were actually banned from playing in the country for decades. But the success of the women's team at the Rio Olympics is changing the narrative.

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Reporter's Notebook: The View From Rio

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

As a resident of Rio, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro says the question isn't whether Brazil can throw a good Olympics. It's whether the Olympics are good for Brazil.

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Far From Olympics, Violence Rises In Rio's Poorest Neighborhoods

Monday, August 15, 2016

Gunfire and armed conflicts are a near-daily occurrence in some low-income neighborhoods. Residents in those favelas rely on the WhatsApp messaging service for guidance on where it's safe to travel.

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Master Chef Turns Leftovers Into Fine Dining For Brazil's Hungry

Sunday, August 14, 2016

World-renowned chef Massimo Bottura is putting his culinary skills to use with a world-class soup kitchen in Rio de Janeiro.

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In Rio's Favelas, Hoped-For Benefits From Olympics Have Yet To Materialize

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Expectations were high, but for Rio's poorest, the games are coming up short. "Who is enjoying the games?" asks one man. "Not the poor. It's only for the tourists." But even tourists are staying away.

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Brazil's Senate Votes To Hold Impeachment Trial For Dilma Rousseff

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Rousseff, who was formally suspended as president in May, will now face a trial in the Senate over alleged fiscal mismanagement. She has repeatedly denied the accusations.

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Controversy Grows In Rio Over Political Protests During Olympics

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Brazil is in the midst of a political crisis, but protests at Olympic venues have been shut down. The government is expected to appeal a judge's ruling that it is illegal to remove protesters.

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Brazilians Celebrate A (Mostly) Successful Start To Olympics

Sunday, August 07, 2016

The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are underway, and despite long lines and a stray bullet firing, most things seem to be running smoothly.

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Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Brazil's Olympic Games

Friday, August 05, 2016

The Olympics officially opened with spectacle, glitz, glamour, patriotism, history and music.

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Riot Police Fight With Protesters As Olympic Torch Tours Rio

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Riot police fired back with tear gas and rubber bullets at protests in a poor Rio neighborhood upset over the money being spent on the Olympic games. The protests are highlighting complaints that Brazilian authorities aren't doing enough to help the poor.

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Rio's Opening Ceremony Aims To Cast Troubled Games In New Light

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The troubled Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will have their opening ceremony on Friday. We get a sneak preview of how the country will be showcasing its unique culture and heritage.

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In The Olympic Spirit, Tourists Are Giving Rio Benefit Of The Doubt

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Tens of thousands of tourists arrive in Rio this week for Friday's opening of the Olympics amid a surge in crime, concerns over Zika, and reports that the host city might not be ready for prime time.

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A Father And Son Debate Venezuela's Economic Crisis

Thursday, July 28, 2016

A conversation between a father and son about the situation in Venezuela — where inflation is rife and food riots common — reveals the increasing fault lines among society in the socialist country.

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In Rio, Olympics Preparations Come Down To The Wire

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Summer Games in Brazil are days away, but at least half of the Olympic village — the luxury accommodation where the athletes are staying — has had to undergo last-minute repairs, officials say.

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For Brazil's Women, Laws Are Not Enough To Deter Rampant Violence

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Alexsandra Moreira, a mother of four, was stabbed 21 times by her husband. "Even with all the laws, when everything was done to protect her by the book, we failed," says the prosecutor in her case.

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Brazil Arrests 10 For Planning Attacks Against Next Month's Rio Olympics

Friday, July 22, 2016

Brazilian authorities busted a terror ring that was planning attacks on the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. This comes after Brazil bolstered security measures following the truck attack in France.

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Brazil Arrests 10 People Accused Of Olympics Terror Plot

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Brazil says a dozen people are accused of plotting terrorist attacks during the upcoming Olympic games. Ten people have been arrested and two more are sought. This comes as Brazil has heavily increased security ahead of the games.

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Is Venezuela Having A Health Care Crisis? It Depends On Whom You Ask

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The government says everything is fine. But doctors and patients tell a different story, citing a lack of the most basic medicines and supplies.

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Venezuela's Embattled President Loses Support, But Clings To Power

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Nicolas Maduro presides over an unraveling economy marked by empty shop shelves, food riots, malnutrition and unrest. He's losing backers, but still has the military on his side.

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The Colombia-Venezuela Border: Open To Smugglers, Closed To The Desperate

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Truckloads of smuggled goods get waved into Venezuela at the Colombian border. But the crossing is closed to ordinary Venezuelans hoping to enter Colombia to buy desperately needed food and medicine.

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