Philip Reeves appears in the following:
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.
Monday, July 30, 2018
NPR sat down with Jair Bolsonaro, who is in the lead ahead of other (eligible) candidates for the Brazilian presidency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.