Philip Reeves

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Bolivia Prepares For Its Long-Awaited Presidential Election

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Bollivians go to to the polls tomorrow to choose a new president in their first election since leftist icon Evo Morales was ousted last year.


Defender Of Amazon Tribes Killed In Brazil

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Rieli Franciscato was a leading expert on uncontacted tribes and was killed while on a mission to shield an isolated indigenous group from a possible hostile encounter with outsiders.


Peru Locked Down Early. Now It Battles One Of The Worst Coronavirus Outbreaks

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Peru's per capita COVID-19 death rate is higher than any nation's except for tiny San Marino. The government's awareness campaign slogan is "COVID does not kill by itself. Let's not be accomplices."


Meteorite Fragments Are A Boon For Residents In Brazilian Town

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

The fragments of a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite that fell on Santa Filomena last month have been a literal windfall as locals sell them for thousands of dollars apiece.


Peru Grapples With The Pandemic Despite An Early And Tough Lockdown

Monday, August 31, 2020

Despite an early lockdown, Peru has now registered more deaths per capita from COVID-19 than almost any other country. Peruvians are debating what went wrong.


Brazil's Environmentalists Worry Fire Season Will Worsen Amazon's Deforestation

Friday, August 14, 2020

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is on the rise. With fire season underway, the rainforest faces the threat of even more destruction. But President Jair Bolsonaro dismisses those fears as a lie.


'We Can't Stand It Anymore': Bolivian Protesters Demand Quick Elections

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

"Many of us know the risk [voting] entails because of the pandemic," a protester says, "but we want to hold elections." The vote, postponed twice due to the virus, is now set to take place on Oct. 18.


Bolivia Twice Delays Elections, Citing Pandemic

Sunday, August 09, 2020

President Trump may not be able to postpone the U.S. election, but Bolivia's unelected interim government has done it twice, sending supporters of ousted President Evo Morales into the streets.


Brazil's Bolsonaro Is Accused Of Crime Against Humanity Over Coronavirus 'Neglect'

Monday, July 27, 2020

The complaint to the International Criminal Court comes as the country registers more than 87,000 deaths and 2.4 million confirmed cases.


Coronavirus Around The World: How Countries Are Coping With COVID-19 Surges

Friday, July 17, 2020

A look around the globe shows other countries - Brazil, South Africa, Iraq - are in turmoil as the relentless coronavirus pandemic takes its toll.


Coronavirus Around The World: Brazil, Israel, Sweden

Saturday, July 11, 2020

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with reporters in Sweden, Brazil and Israel to hear about how those countries are currently experiencing the coronavirus pandemic.


Brazilian President Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the coronavirus. He has consistently downplayed the dangers of the virus throughout the pandemic.


Is Brazil's President Among The Country's People Infected With COVID-19?

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Brazil's president has been outspoken in his rejection of special measures to mitigate the coronavirus. The results of his latest COVID-19 test will be released Tuesday.


COVID-19 Infection Rate In Rio's Favelas Far Exceeds Official Count, A New Study Says

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The number of people infected by the coronavirus in some of Brazil's poorest and most vulnerable neighborhoods could be 30 times higher than the officially registered count, according to researchers.


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Faces Backlash After Withholding COVID-19 Data

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

With the coronavirus surging in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro attempted, unsuccessfully, to suppress information about the spread of COVID-19.


Brazilians Protest Over The Deaths Of 2 Black Boys, Denounce Racism

Monday, June 08, 2020

The protests over George Floyd's death in the U.S. have prompted a debate about racism in Brazil. Hundreds of Brazilians have marched over the recent deaths of two black boys.


Latin America Becomes A New Epicenter Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

The World Health Organization has reported that Latin America is now the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. Pan American Health Organization warned countries against rushing to reopen economies.


As Brazil's COVID-19 Cases Continue To Climb, Some Areas Prepare To Ease Restrictions

Friday, May 29, 2020

Brazil has the world's second-highest number of COVID-19 cases after the U.S. The rise in cases comes as São Paulo, the state with the highest number of deaths, prepares to ease some restrictions.


Brazil Has The 2nd-Highest Number Of The Coronavirus Cases In The World

Monday, May 25, 2020

Brazil now has the second-highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world. The U.S. has recently banned all travel from Brazil, in a blow to pandemic-skeptic President Jair Bolsanaro.


COVID-19 Threatens Indigenous People Of The Amazon

Sunday, May 24, 2020

A remote Amazon town of mostly indigenous Brazilians is struggling to protect its population as the coronavirus spreads through the forest.