Philip Reeves

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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.


Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Returns To Venezuela After Warm U.S. Reception

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

After receiving a warm bipartisan reception in the U.S. Congress, the man the Trump administration recognizes as Venezuela's interim president, Juan Guaidó, returns to Caracas.


Political Protests In Chile Alter The Site's Landscape

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Chile's protest movement has transformed a giant plaza in Santiago into a venue for graffiti, art, street theater, concerts — and bloody clashes with police.


Maduro Picks Surprising Tool To Level Out Venezuela's Tailspin: Capitalism

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Allowing the use of American dollars has brought a little life back to Venezuela's cities — and strengthened Nicolás Maduro's grip on power. But much misery remains in more rural parts of the nation.


Eye Patches Are A Badge Of Honor As Injured Chileans Keep Protesting

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Chileans are once again risking injury and arrest to continue the protests they started in the fall. They're demanding economic reforms that they blame for major social inequality in the country.


Protests In Chile

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Chilean protesters were back on the streets Friday to vent their anger over the country's paltry pensions, fragile safety net and police brutality against demonstrators.