Philip Reeves

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Brazil's President Downplays Pandemic Despite Rising Cases In His Hometown

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.


Maduro Allies Set To Win Back Venezuela's Congress In Vote Boycotted By Opposition

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.


Armed Gang Attacks Criciúma, Brazil, Holds People Hostage While Robbing Bank

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.


'Gracias Diego': Maradona's Fans Mourn Legendary Player's Death

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.


Legendary Soccer Player Diego Maradona Dies At 60

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona died on Wednesday at age 60. NPR remembers his life and legacy.


As COVID-19 Deaths Rise In Brazil, So Does Bolsonaro's Popularity

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.


Outrage Erupts In Brazil After Security Fatally Beats Black Man

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.


Bolsonaro Celebrates Suspension Of Chinese-Made Coronavirus Vaccine In Brazil

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.


Evo Morales Makes Triumphant Return To Bolivia

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.


What Might Happen To U.S.-Brazil Relations Under A President Biden

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.


'Historic Opportunity': Chile Holds Vote To Replace Dictatorship-Era Constitution

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.


A Look At Coronavirus Outbreaks Outside The U.S.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

NPR correspondents in South America, the Middle East and Europe discuss the recent spikes in coronavirus cases in their regions.


Socialists Make A Strong Comeback In Bolivia

Monday, October 19, 2020

Luis Arce looks to have won Sunday's presidential election in Bolivia, returning the country to socialist rule after last year's ouster of Evo Morales amid fraud allegations in an earlier vote.


Ally Of Socialist Evo Morales On Track To Win Bolivia's Election As Rival Concedes

Monday, October 19, 2020

Luis Arce, a candidate handpicked by former President Evo Morales, is expected to be confirmed as the winner in the country's most important presidential election in a generation.


Results Are Pending In Bolivia's Presidential Election

Monday, October 19, 2020

Bolivians voted for a new president on Sunday. The election — which was delayed twice — was the first since leftist icon Evo Morales was ousted almost a year ago.


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.