Philip Reeves appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.