Philip Reeves

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Brazilians Turn To Evangelical Church In Rural Town Wracked By Drugs And Poverty

Saturday, August 04, 2018

"Churches are taking over the leadership role which was supposed to be in the hands of the political powers," says a Catholic youth group member in the Brazilian town of Central do Maranhão.

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Dictatorship Was A 'Very Good' Period, Says Brazil's Aspiring President

Monday, July 30, 2018

NPR sat down with Jair Bolsonaro, who is in the lead ahead of other (eligible) candidates for the Brazilian presidency.

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In 'Macho' Brazil, Fast-Rising Star Marília Mendonça Is Inspiring Women To Push Back

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Marília Mendonça has reclaimed Brazil's traditional genre sertanejo and created "feminejo," providing women with a voice in a traditionally macho society.

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Bars And Churches Compete For Brazil's Youth

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bereft of hope and opportunity, youth in Brazil's poorer regions are part of a growing multitude in traditionally Catholic Latin America who are turning either to the evangelical Church, or to bars.

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'I Know How Far I Can Go': Black Entrepreneurs Overcome Challenges In Brazil

Friday, July 13, 2018

Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, has become a hub for black-owned businesses. A startup accelerator there supports companies based on their potential for social and economic impact.

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Most Of The Victims Of Brazil's Rising Violence Are Young

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Brazil's northern city of Manaus has become a sprawling city of some 2 million people. The city is also in the frontline of Latin America's war on drug trafficking — a conflict involving police, traffickers and their rivals.

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Meme Goals: Brazil's Star Neymar Is On A Roll At The World Cup

Friday, July 06, 2018

The Brazilian soccer player is the focus of an onslaught of mockery for his habit of hurling himself to the ground and rolling to cry foul. But some Brazilians have come to his defense.

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Truckers' Strike In Brazil Cripples The Country

Monday, May 28, 2018

A strike by truckers in Brazil has brought Latin America's largest economy to a halt. The strike has been going on for more than a week.

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Re-Election Of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Condemned Widely By World Leaders

Monday, May 21, 2018

Despite widespread hunger, deepening crime, nearly nonexistent health care, hyperinflation and a surge of people fleeing the country, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro won re-election.

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Venezuela's President Wins Boycotted Elections Amid Fraud Charges

Monday, May 21, 2018

Venezuela held a presidential election on Sunday as the country struggles with inflation and food shortages. Preliminary results indicate President Maduro has won a second term.

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Venezuelans Voters To Decide If President Maduro Gets Another Term

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Voters go to the polls Sunday in Venezuela, where there's runaway inflation and shortages of food and medicine. The opposition is boycotting the vote and President Maduro is expected to win.

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Venezuela Holds Presidential Election But Main Opposition Is Boycotting It

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Deep economic crisis and distrust of the government seem to have corroded many Venezuelans' faith in politics. Main opposition parties are even boycotting Sunday's vote.

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President Maduro Asks Venezuelan Voters To Give Him Another Term

Friday, May 18, 2018

Venezuelans head to the polls this weekend for a presidential election some call a sham. The opposition is boycotting the vote, and President Nicolas Maduro is expected to win.

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Venezuelan Migrants Face Hardships In Brazil, But Say It's Still Better Than What They Left

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Venezuela's economic and social meltdown is fueling an exodus. Tens of thousands of people have made their way to Brazil, some to the heart of the Amazon rain forest. Life is very difficult, but despite the hardships Venezuelan migrants say it's still better than back home.

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Brazil's Ex-President Lula Surrenders After Standoff

Sunday, April 08, 2018

As Brazil reacts to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's 12-year jail term for corruption, Lula claims it's a political maneuver to keep him from being re-elected.

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Lula Defies Order To Turn Himself In

Saturday, April 07, 2018

In Brazil, an extraordinary scene is underway. The country's former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, is defying a judge's order to turn himself in and start a prison sentence for corruption.

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Brazilian Court Ruling May Hinder Lula's Comeback Attempt

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Brazil's supreme court ruled ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva may be sent to prison while he appeals his corruption conviction. He leads in opinion polls ahead of October's presidential vote.

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Easter In Rio

Sunday, April 01, 2018

On Easter Friday, Christian worshippers in Brazil will carry a plastic effigy of the crucified Christ and hum not hymns, but their favorite songs by a pop superstar Roberto "The King" Carlos.

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Dozens Die In Fire At Venezuela Police Station

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A fire at a police station in Venezuela has killed at least 68 people, according to officials there. Anguished family members are waiting to hear the news about their loved one.

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U.N. Calls For Investigation Into Assassination Of Black Activist In Brazil

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The U.N. has called for an investigation into the assassination of black activist Marielle Franco. Her death in Rio de Janeiro two weeks ago prompted huge demonstrations demanding an end to the bloodshed.

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