Philip Reeves

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Brazil's President Is Defiant Over Hush Money Allegations

Friday, May 19, 2017

Brazil's president is under significant pressure to resign, but he is defiant and firm, saying he will not resign. Reports say he had been caught on tape discussing bribery payments.

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Brazil's Supreme Court Launches Corruption Probe Into President

Thursday, May 18, 2017

In Brazil, the Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer has been caught on tape endorsing bribery payments to a witness in a corruption probe. Stocks plunged on the news and opposition politicians called for Temer to resign.

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As Venezuela's Crisis Deepens, Opponents Call For Removal Of Nicolas Maduro

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Even poor neighborhoods of west Caracas — strongholds of Chavismo — are turning against the president. Maduro's threatening to deploy a huge armed militia against his "coup-mongering" opposition.

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'Ghost Boats' Terrorize Fishermen In Venezuela Amid Humanitarian Crisis

Friday, May 05, 2017

As Venezuela's humanitarian crisis grows, so does predatory crime. Ghost boats are terrorizing the country's fishermen. These are high speed craft, full of armed men in masks, that sneak up on fishing boats while they're at sea at night.

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More Protests As Venezuelan President Calls For Changes To Constitution

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The political crisis in Venezuela is deepening. Protesters blocked roads after the president announced moves to change the country's constitution. The opposition sees it as a step toward dictatorship.

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Venezuela's Economic Hardship Makes Life Tough For Motorists

Monday, May 01, 2017

A few years ago, Venezuela had a booming auto industry but times have changed. Motorists are forced to have very old cars repaired — buying a new car is out of the question for most Venezuelans.

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Venezuelan Protests Continue

Friday, April 21, 2017

Nationwide protests continued in Venezuela on Thursday against President Nicolas Maduro and his government's handling of the country's economic crisis.

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Clashes Erupt At Anti-Government Protests In Venezuela

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In Venezuela, the government established roadblocks, deployed security forces and shut down the metro in preparation for what government opponents labeled the mother of all marches. The opposition is pushing for President Nicolas Maduro's ouster.

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Morning News Brief: Venezuelan Protests, Georgia Runoff, Egypt

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Venezuelan activists are calling for mass protests on Wednesday. Also, Sabrina Siddiqui of The Guardian talks about Georgia's runoff election, and an Egyptian-American aid worker has been released.

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Venezuelan Opposition Groups Call For Day Of Protest

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Opposition groups in Venezuela are calling for massive demonstrations on Wednesday. The country is mired in economic crisis.

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Competition Heartbreak: A Tenth Of A Point Changes Rio's Carnival Winner

Monday, April 10, 2017

A Samba school in Brazil partied for days after winning Rio's Carnival competition for the first time in 30 years. But a judge made a mistake, and the prize must be shared with another samba school.

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Venezuelan Crisis Brings Crime, Social Issues To Brazilian Frontier Town

Friday, April 07, 2017

Venezuelans are fleeing their nation in droves, which is having a big impact on their South American neighbors. Pacaraima in Brazil was a remote rural community whose residents slept with their doors unlocked. Now the mayor has declared a state of emergency, saying it's become a Wild West frontier town, awash with crime and social problems.

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Despite Maduro's Backdown, Venezuela Remains In Crisis

Sunday, April 02, 2017

The crisis in Venezuela is getting worse. It's driving people across the border in search of food, medicine and money. We meet a former social worker who turned to prostitution to support her family.

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Veteran Convict Provides Glimpse Into Brazil's Violent Prisons

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Recent deadly violence at an Amazon prison is fueling concern over the vast powers wielded within the country's penal system by armed drug gangs, and the dangers faced by young men in prison awaiting trial or for minor offenses. A veteran convict tells NPR about life behind bars.

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Amid Massive Tainted-Meat Scandal, Brazil Assures Safety Of Its Food Exports

Monday, March 20, 2017

The country's federal police say that health officials were bribed to ignore outdated and adulterated meat. The European Commission has suspended imports from companies implicated in the allegations.

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Brazilian Workers Protest Against Pension Changes

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Workers across Brazil staged demonstrations over the government's plan to cap pension benefits and raise the retirement age. The protests disrupted traffic and public transportation nationwide.

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Amid Economic Crisis, Anxiety Grows In Struggling Southern Brazilian State

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, is seeing strikes and protests amid rising crime and Brazil's worst recession. "We're asking God Almighty that this comes to an end," says a resident.

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A Postcard From Rio De Janeiro As Brazil Begins Carnival

Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday marks the start of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. We set out to discover if Brazil's tradition of wild street parties and lavish costume parades is actually a form of collective therapy.

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Rio's Carnival Is A Glitter-Filled Euphoria, Even If Brazil's Government Is Not

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Amid the parties and celebrations of Rio de Janeiro's carnival lie the political satire and protest. To see this, you just need to look at the costumes.

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Brazilians Prepare For Carnival, And Its Grueling Test Of Physical Endurance

Sunday, February 19, 2017

More than 2 million people dance and drink, day and night, for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. All that pleasure involves quite a bit of pain. Ask the samba superathletes in 7-inch heels.

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