Philip Reeves

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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.


Tropicalia Music Still Speaks To Young Marginalized Urban Brazilians

Thursday, December 28, 2017

In Brazil, there's been a resurgence of Tropicalia — the anti-authoritarian, anarchic music that emerged under the military junta of the 1960s. It's back and fused with rap and lyrics fighting for Brazil's poor and marginalized.


Climate Change Challenges Chile's Vineyards

Friday, November 24, 2017

Climate change is having a big impact on Chile's wine industry. Growers are being forced to change the way they position their grapes, face historic wildfires and battle a plague of hungry rabbits.


Search For Missing Argentinean Submarine And Crew Continues

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

An Argentinean submarine carrying 44 crew members reported an electrical problem when it last was heard from a week ago. A massive search for the vessel is underway. But while there's enough food to last 90 days, the oxygen supply is only enough for one week when the vessel is submerged.


Why Brazil's Freewheeling Image Doesn't Match Reality

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Brazil may be known for its beaches and bikinis but it is a conservative and religious country, and apparently getting more so. Artists who tackle issues of sex and gender say they face a backlash.


Search For Missing Argentine Sub Hampered By Bad Weather

Monday, November 20, 2017

An international search effort continues amid stormy seas for the Argentine Navy submarine ARA San Juan. The diesel sub, with 44 crew aboard, has been out of contact since last Wednesday.


Former Argentine President Denies Bombing Cover-Up Allegations

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cristina de Kirchner is accused of hiding Iran's role in a 1994 bombing that killed 85. Investigators conclude the prosecutor investigating that attack, who was mysteriously found dead, was murdered.


Argentina's Disappeared Activist Stokes Memories Of The Dirty War

Friday, November 03, 2017

Argentinians took to the streets seeking answers about the murder of a political activist who had disappeared. The country hasn't forgotten how thousands disappeared during the military dictatorship.


5 Argentines Among Those Killed In New York City Attack

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The truck attack in New York City killed eight people — five of them were high school buddies from Argentina celebrating the 30th anniversary of their graduation.


5 Argentines Killed In NYC Terrorist Attack

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Five of the eight people killed in a truck attack were celebrating the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation. NPR looks at how their town, Rosario, Argentina, is reacting to their deaths.


Judge Behind Brazil's Operation 'Car Wash' Cleans Up Corruption

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The unassuming, 45-year-old Sergio Moro has jailed many of Brazil's rich and powerful, formerly presumed unimpeachable. Moro plays down accolades but some want him to run for president.


The Public Therapists Of Sao Paulo

Friday, October 06, 2017

In a public park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a handful of psychotherapists are open for business. This is literally a public service — they've set up shop on folding beach chairs in a busy city park.


Violence In Brazil Escalates, Army Is Deployed To Neighborhoods

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The request for the Army to patrol areas comes days after rival members of a drug cartel started a war in Rio's most dangerous favela. Since Sunday, shootouts have become common in the area.


Venezuelans Look For New Ways To Cope Amid Increasingly Dire Economic Issues

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

As Venezuela's government grows increasingly autocratic, its shortages of food, medicine and the basics of life grow more dire. Venezuelans are finding new ways to cope.


Brazilian Meatpacking Tycoon Detained In Corruption Probe

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Brazil's chief prosecutor ordered the arrest of one of the country's richest men after he and a colleague recorded themselves discussing crimes related to a sprawling corruption probe.


Venezuela's Ex-Prosecutor Accuses President Maduro Of Corruption

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Luisa Ortega was a staunch Maduro supporter until he tried to take away independence of the Supreme Court. After fleeing Venezuela, she now says she has evidence linking him to a corruption scandal.


Venezuelan Protests Simmer, But The 'Resistance' Is Still Alive

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Disillusionment is running deep among young Venezuelans who spent the last four months battling government forces on the streets. They say the fight must continue.


Opposition Parties Prepare Bid To Challenge Venezuela's President

Thursday, August 10, 2017

An alliance of opposition parties says it will participate in an upcoming election in a bid to stop Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. This comes as Maduro has consolidated power and moved toward what many say is a dictatorship with the creation of a super legislature called the Constituent Assembly.