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Thursday, March 18, 2021
Brazil is experiencing an even more dire COVID-19 with more people now dying there every day than in the United States. Hospitals and funeral services have become overwhelmed as cases climb.
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
A court threw out criminal charges against Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. He was banned from running for president in 2018 because of a corruption conviction. Voters could give him his old job back.
Friday, January 22, 2021
Another surge in coronavirus cases has collapsed Manaus' health system, leading hospitals to run out of beds and oxygen for patients. It's also having a deadly fallout in nearby communities.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Manaus in northern Brazil is facing a huge coronavirus outbreak. The health system is collapsing. Oxygen supplies are so scarce that people are suffocating while in their hospital beds.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Countries are taking a variety of approaches to their mass COVID-19 vaccination campaigns. NPR's international correspondents discuss the results in Germany, Israel and Brazil.
Monday, January 11, 2021
Brazil's scientists are warning about a dire increase in more coronavirus cases if a national lockdown isn't in place soon. Brazil has recorded more COVID-19 deaths than anywhere except the U.S.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Argentina will legalize abortion following a successful vote in the Senate early Wednesday. The decision could send shock waves throughout the heavily Roman Catholic region of Latin America.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Argentina prepares to vote on a landmark bill that, if passed, would legalize abortion and make Argentina the first big Latin American country to do so.
Sunday, December 27, 2020
A second wave of COVID-19 is rippling across Brazil. The latest hot spot is Rio de Janeiro, hometown of President Jair Bolsonaro. Even so, he is continuing to subvert efforts to control the pandemic.
Saturday, December 05, 2020
The president's loyalists are poised to sweep the National Assembly elections Sunday, adding to the litany of woes facing his chief rival, Juan Guaidó.
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Heavily armed bank robbers laid siege on Tuesday to an entire city in southern Brazil, overpowering local police. The assault caused shock in a country dominated by organized crime.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Thousands of fans lined up from the early hours on Thursday to file past Maradona's wooden casket in the presidential palace. Argentina's beloved soccer star died on Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona died on Wednesday at age 60. NPR remembers his life and legacy.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
It may come as a surprise but the popularity of President Jair Bolsonaro is growing — even as the country suffers one of the highest COVID-19 death tolls in the world.
Friday, November 20, 2020
A Black man in Brazil died after being severely beaten by supermarket security guards. The incident that was caught on video on the eve of Black Consciousness Day is causing a huge outcry.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
A major row erupted in Brazil after the government suspended trials of a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine. President Jair Bolsonaro is accused of playing politics with the pandemic.
Monday, November 09, 2020
The former president crossed the border from Argentina and was welcomed by a large group of supporters, just a day after his former economy minister, Luis Arce, was sworn in as president.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been called the Trump of the Tropics. His environmental and other policies are expected to face closer scrutiny if Joe Biden is elected the next president.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
After mass protests, and amid a pandemic, Chileans go to the polls Sunday for a referendum over whether to scrap the constitution introduced under Gen. Augusto Pinochet's rule.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
NPR correspondents in South America, the Middle East and Europe discuss the recent spikes in coronavirus cases in their regions.