Philip Reeves

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Venezuelan Crisis Brings Crime, Social Issues To Brazilian Frontier Town

Friday, April 07, 2017

Venezuelans are fleeing their nation in droves, which is having a big impact on their South American neighbors. Pacaraima in Brazil was a remote rural community whose residents slept with their doors unlocked. Now the mayor has declared a state of emergency, saying it's become a Wild West frontier town, awash with crime and social problems.

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Despite Maduro's Backdown, Venezuela Remains In Crisis

Sunday, April 02, 2017

The crisis in Venezuela is getting worse. It's driving people across the border in search of food, medicine and money. We meet a former social worker who turned to prostitution to support her family.

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Veteran Convict Provides Glimpse Into Brazil's Violent Prisons

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Recent deadly violence at an Amazon prison is fueling concern over the vast powers wielded within the country's penal system by armed drug gangs, and the dangers faced by young men in prison awaiting trial or for minor offenses. A veteran convict tells NPR about life behind bars.

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Amid Massive Tainted-Meat Scandal, Brazil Assures Safety Of Its Food Exports

Monday, March 20, 2017

The country's federal police say that health officials were bribed to ignore outdated and adulterated meat. The European Commission has suspended imports from companies implicated in the allegations.

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Brazilian Workers Protest Against Pension Changes

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Workers across Brazil staged demonstrations over the government's plan to cap pension benefits and raise the retirement age. The protests disrupted traffic and public transportation nationwide.

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Amid Economic Crisis, Anxiety Grows In Struggling Southern Brazilian State

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, is seeing strikes and protests amid rising crime and Brazil's worst recession. "We're asking God Almighty that this comes to an end," says a resident.

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A Postcard From Rio De Janeiro As Brazil Begins Carnival

Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday marks the start of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. We set out to discover if Brazil's tradition of wild street parties and lavish costume parades is actually a form of collective therapy.

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Rio's Carnival Is A Glitter-Filled Euphoria, Even If Brazil's Government Is Not

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Amid the parties and celebrations of Rio de Janeiro's carnival lie the political satire and protest. To see this, you just need to look at the costumes.

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Brazilians Prepare For Carnival, And Its Grueling Test Of Physical Endurance

Sunday, February 19, 2017

More than 2 million people dance and drink, day and night, for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. All that pleasure involves quite a bit of pain. Ask the samba superathletes in 7-inch heels.

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Brazilian State Suffers Through Days Of Violence During Police Strike

Friday, February 10, 2017

Brazilians in a southern state are stockpiling food after a surge of lootings and killings. With the police on strike, army troops are patrolling the streets, and most shops are shut.

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Eike Batista Memes Fuel Humor In Brazil After Billionaire's Imprisonment

Friday, February 03, 2017

The imprisonment of former billionaire Eike Batista on corruption charges is fueling much schadenfreude in Brazil. Social media memes proliferate imagining life behind bars for the famously flamboyant and extravagant entrepreneur.

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Former Commodities Tycoon Jailed In Brazil As Part Of Corruption Probe

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Fallen commodities magnate Eike Batista has returned to Brazil to face charges. Prosecutors say Batista, once one of the world's richest people, was a player in a $100 million laundering/bribery ring.

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Brazilian Soccer Team Returns To The Field After Deadly Airplane Crash

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The soccer team of Chapeco, Brazil lost most of its members in an air crash last year. The team recently returned to the field for the first time in an emotional moment for the game's fans.

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Brazilian Corruption Investigator Killed In Plane Crash

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Judge Teori Zavascki was a pivotal player in the huge Petrobras corruption scandal involving politicians and business executives. The government has called for three days of national mourning.

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Something's Fishy At Manaus Airport In Brazil

Monday, January 16, 2017

If you like to travel and need a unique gift, try Manaus international airport, which is in the middle of the Amazon Rain Forest. It has what may be the world's only airport fish shop.

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Riot Prompts Questions: Is Brazil In Control Of Its Prisons?

Thursday, January 05, 2017

This week's prison riot in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus was shocking for its brutality — nearly 60 inmates were killed — many beheaded. Prison violence is not uncommon in Brazil.

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How To Make New Friends In Rio: 'Go And Sit On The Little Wall'

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

When new to a big, international city, what's the best way to meet people? In Rio de Janeiro, it involves sitting on a low-slung wall.

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If Only For New Year's Eve, Brazilians Wave Bad Luck Goodbye

Sunday, January 01, 2017

New Year's at Rio's Copacabana beach is billed as the world's biggest open-air party. Revelers wear white, and at the stroke of midnight, walk into the ocean and jump over seven waves for good luck.

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With 2016 About To End, Brazilians Look Forward To A Better Year

Friday, December 30, 2016

Brazil ends 2016 reeling from a massive corruption scandal and the impeachment of its president. We consider the shaky footing on which the interim president seeks to lead the country into 2017.

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After 27 Hours, Our Train Ride Through Pakistan Ends In Karachi

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Over the nearly thousand mile journey down the middle of Pakistan, we've been meeting NPR's Philip Reeves' fellow travelers, and learning about their hopes and fears at this stage in history.

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