Philip Reeves

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Brazilians Protest After Black Human Rights Activist Is Murdered

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The killing of Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro city council member and civil society activist who protested police violence, is being met by a huge wave of anger and indignation.


Brazil Reacts To Trump's Steel Tariffs

Friday, March 09, 2018

Brazil is one of the prime suppliers of steel to the United States and would bear the brunt of any tariffs. Brazil's foreign minister said Brazil would consider retaliatory actions.


News Brief: Trump To Meet Kim, Brazil Reacts To Tariffs

Friday, March 09, 2018

President Trump has agreed to a meeting with Kim Jong Un at an unspecified time and place, the White House said. Also, we hear how Brazil is reacting to Trump's tariffs on steel.


Brazil Hit By An Explosive Wave Of Bank Thefts

Monday, February 19, 2018

In Rio de Janeiro, thieves are robbing banks by blowing them up. The country's president is putting the military in charge of security there.


U.S. Seeks To Put Pakistan On Global Terror List

Monday, February 19, 2018

The U.S. is trying to get Pakistan put on a global terror watch list in the latest sign of tensions between the two countries.


Carnival Is Underway In Brazil, So It's Time To 'Let The Chicken Out'

Monday, February 12, 2018

Brazilians say carnival is about dropping your inhibitions and letting your emotions out. One large, extended family prepares an annual exercise that acts as a release valve for the pressures of life.


Judges In Brazil Uphold Former President's Graft Conviction

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Brazilians were transfixed as an appeals court upheld former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's corruption conviction. The decision promises a vast impact on ballot boxes later this year.


In Brazil, Court Will Determine If Former President Will Run Again

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva left Brazil's presidency at the end of 2010 with a more than 80 percent approval rating. Since then, he's been convicted of corruption. But that hasn't dimmed his ambition. He may again seek the presidency, but a court ruling will determine how challenging that path might be.


80 Prisoners Still At Large In Brazil After Jail Riot

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Dozens of prisoners remain at large after a New Year's Day riot at a jail in central Brazil. Nine prisoners were killed. The violence erupted when rival gangs at the prison clashed.