Philip Reeves appears in the following:
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
With the coronavirus surging in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro attempted, unsuccessfully, to suppress information about the spread of COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.