Philip Reeves

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Brazil's Government Officials Send Mixed Signals On COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Brazil has become a coronavirus hot spot and the mayor of Sao Paulo warns the health care system is near collapse. Meanwhile, the country's president continues to flout social distancing requests.


How Opposition Parties In 3 Countries Are Performing In Pandemic Politics

Saturday, May 16, 2020

The coronavirus gave a boost to many presidents and prime ministers around the globe. Take a look at three democracies: the U.K., Israel and Brazil.


Argentina's Early Efforts To Fight The Pandemic Show Positive Results

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Argentina has been very effective in managing the coronavirus outbreaks, locking down early and keeping the number of coronavirus cases low.


Argentina Reacted Early And Kept The Coronavirus Largely Contained

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Once there were 100 cases, the government imposed broad confinement measures. More than seven weeks later, with 317 coronavirus-related deaths, Argentina is easing its lockdown outside Buenos Aires.


Passionate Mayor In Brazil Is On A Mission To Save Lives From COVID-19

Friday, May 08, 2020

With hospitals and cemeteries overwhelmed by the coronavirus, the mayor of Manaus, Brazil's hardest hit city, has appealed to world leaders, including President Trump, for help.


Venezuela's Maduro Says U.S. Sent Men To Assassinate Him

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Two U.S. citizens were arrested in Venezuela Monday. President Nicolas Maduro went on TV and said they had tried to invade his country, overthrow him and assassinate him.


Amid Pandemic, Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro Faces Political Crisis

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

As Brazil's president down plays the coronavirus threat — despite a sharp uptick in death — he's facing a political crisis. It is affecting the government's handling of the pandemic.


'Living Through A Nightmare': Brazil's Manaus Digs A Mass Grave As Deaths Mount

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Cemeteries and hospitals are overwhelmed by a surge in fatalities, most of which are not registered in official COVID-19 statistics because of a lack of testing and bureaucratic delays.


Brazil's Bolsonaro Joins Supporters In Protest Against Coronavirus Measures

Monday, April 20, 2020

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been widely accused of endangering the public by greatly underestimating the threat posed by the coronavirus, which has claimed more than 2,500 Brazilian lives.


Brazilian President Fires Health Minister After Clashes Over Coronavirus Distancing

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The country is grappling with the biggest outbreak of the coronavirus in Latin America. Luiz Henrique Mandetta's departure follows weeks of acrimony over his embrace of broad-based social isolation.


Roundup: What The Coronavirus Response Looks Like In France, Kenya And Brazil

Monday, April 13, 2020

NPR correspondents in Paris, Nairobi and Rio de Janeiro relay how the countries they cover have adapted to life in the age of the coronavirus.


Many Venezuelan Hospitals Lack Basics To Function, Let Alone Handle COVID-19

Friday, April 10, 2020

Doctors tell NPR many health workers have left the country and many hospitals don't have necessities, including soap and running water.


Economic, Political Crises Hinder Venezuela's Pandemic Battle

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Venezuela is in no position to fight COVID-19. Its health care system collapsed long before the virus hit, leaving hospitals without running water and soap, much less ventilators or PPE.


Supporters Of Brazil's Bolsonaro Call For Protests Against Coronavirus Lockdown

Friday, March 27, 2020

Followers of President Jair Bolsonaro demand that the country returns to work and ends closures imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which has killed 77 in Brazil.


In Brazil, Bolsonaro Doubles Down On 'Exaggerated' Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

President Jair Bolsonaro labeled regional leaders who have imposed restrictions as "criminals" who are "destroying Brazil." His position has brought him into conflict with them and medical experts.


As Coronavirus Cases Jump, Chile Faces Pressure To Lock Down The Country

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Local leaders in the South American nation are calling on the president to take far stronger measures to tackle the virus, after the number of identified cases rose from 170 to 922 in just a day.


Surge Of Coronavirus Cases In Brazil Brings Warning Of Health Care Collapse

Friday, March 20, 2020

"Clearly, by the end of April, our health care system will collapse," said Brazil's Health Minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta. Confirmed cases surged by 283 in one day to 904.


In Brazil, Government Has Been Slow To Respond To Coronavirus Threat

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro may be adored by supporters, but his cavalier attitude toward the coronavirus, which has infected many members of his government, has others banging pots and pans.


Use Of U.S. Dollar In Venezuela Sustains Some Economic Activity Under U.S. Sanctions

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

President Nicolás Maduro has allowed the use of U.S. dollars to revive Venezuela's collapsing economy, jumpstarting business and consumption for those with greenbacks. Those without may go hungry.


Venezuela's Opposition Leader Hopes To Leverage High-Profile Trip

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Juan Guaidó has returned home following a trip to the U.S. to meet President Trump and attend the World Economic Forum in Davos. He defied a travel ban imposed by the regime of Nicolás Maduro.