Philip Reeves

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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.


How Do Brazilians Feel About President Bolsonaro's First Year In Office?

Monday, December 30, 2019

Brazil's president is about to mark a year in office. In his inaugural speech, he promised to build a "society without discrimination or division." Critics say he's done the exact opposite.


Scenes From The International Desk: Deep Inside The Amazon Rainforest

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Broad swaths of the Amazon Rainforest burned this year. An NPR correspondent met one character deep in the rainforest who told him something that didn't end up in a radio story but stuck with him.


Brazil's President Draws Controversy Over Covert Use Of Cyberspace

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A former ally of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says the leader has a government-funded "digital militia" that pumps out propaganda targeting the president's enemies.


Salvaging Hope: 1 Woman's Refusal To Be Defeated By The Crisis In Venezuela

Friday, December 06, 2019

One woman's personal but epic struggle in Venezuela says a lot about poverty there. She sifts through trash and even moved to the capital where the pickings might offer more than even poorer areas.


Bolivia Struggling To Transition To New Elections Following Fall Of Evo Morales

Monday, November 25, 2019

Bolivia is struggling to transition to new elections following the fall of Evo Morales and deadly violence. There are allegations that the interim president is hostile to indigenous culture.


A Standoff Between Bolivian Forces And Protesters Turns Deadly

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

At least three people were killed and nearly two dozen others injured near the Bolivian capital of La Paz when security forces and protesters clashed at a major gas plant.


Police Open Fire On Protesters In Bolivia

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Several people have died this weekend in clashes with security forces in Bolivia, where an interim government is in control after the ouster of President Evo Morales.


Turmoil In Bolivia

Thursday, November 14, 2019

In Bolivia, backers of the recently ousted president dismiss the new interim president as illegitimate, because she was not approved by congress. She, in turn, vows a return to democracy.