Philip Reeves

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Satellites Show Thousands Of Fires Sweeping Through Brazil's Amazon Rainforest

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Fires are always burning in the Amazon. But wildfires have surged 83% since this time last year, according to Brazil's space agency. Satellites have spotted more than 9,500 wildfires this past week.


Brazil's Amazon Rainforest Is Disappearing Under President Jair Bolsonaro

Monday, August 19, 2019

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon is soaring under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. It is even happening in a vast highly protected reserve named after a murdered environmentalist.


In Northern Brazil, Prison Riot Leaves Dozens Of Inmates Dead

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

At least 57 prisoners were killed by fellow inmates during a prison riot in northern Brazil in what authorities have described as a "targeted act" by gang members directed at a rival group.


Critics Say Brazil's President Isn't Protecting The Rainforest Or Its People

Monday, July 29, 2019

Worries are growing among environmentalists in Brazil, who say an indigenous leader in the Amazon was killed after gold miners invaded the area.


Betting Shops Are Thriving In Venezuela As Hyperinflation Roils The Economy

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Getting by in Venezuela gets harder by the day with deep shortages of food and medicine and a currency that's just about worthless. Perhaps it's no surprise that betting shops are thriving.


Brazil Celebrates Gay Pride And Favorable Supreme Court Ruling

Monday, June 24, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians turned out in Sao Paulo to mark gay pride with a huge parade, after the president criticized a Supreme Court ruling making homophobia a criminal act.


Brazilians Gather For Gay Pride Parade, Hoping To Send Message To Jair Bolsonaro

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Brazilians gathered today for a massive LGBTQ Pride parade in the city of Sao Paulo. This, despite the new president's record of homophobic statements.


Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Faces A Corruption Scandal Of His Own

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is under scrutiny over allegations that two of his representatives in neighboring Colombia misappropriated money meant to support Venezuelan security forces.


After Grid Failure, Millions In 3 Latin American Countries Lack Electricity

Monday, June 17, 2019

A massive power grid serves Argentina, Uruguay and parts of Paraguay — tens of millions of people rely on it. On Sunday morning it went dead. By Sunday night most customers had their power back.


Brazil's Star Soccer Player Neymar Denies Rape Allegation

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Brazil football star Neymar is battling a rape allegation which resulted in the suspension of a sponsorship. He denies the allegation, which the accuser claims happened in Paris last month.


Venezuelan Factory Mixes Rum With Rugby To Stem Crime

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A famous rum factory in Caracas organizes rugby tournaments for impoverished young men. The factory started the program years ago as an effort to get gang members off the streets.


Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro Pushes Back Against U.S. Support To Unseat Him

Monday, May 13, 2019

In Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro is starting to push back on U.S.-supported opposition to unseat him. But that may only fuel anti-government demonstrations.


U.S. Directs Blame At Cuba For Guaidó's Failed Military Uprising In Venezuela

Sunday, May 05, 2019

The Trump administration is blaming Cuba for propping up Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.


Venezuelans Show Up In The Thousands To Protest Against Maduro

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Thousands of protesters rallied in Venezuela after the country's opposition leader Juan Guaido called on his supporters to return to the streets to oust President Nicolas Maduro.


News Brief: Barr Refuses To Testify, Venezuela, Julian Assange

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Attorney General Barr is refusing to appear before a hearing scheduled on Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee. Also, an update on unrest in Venezuela and Julian Assange's extradition case.


Venezuela Clashes Continue As Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Calls For Uprising

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó urged Venezuelans to take the streets in an effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro. This comes after one person was killed and scores were wounded in Tuesday's violence.


Political Crisis In Venezuela Escalates

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó says he is in the final phase of a plan to oust Nicolás Maduro. Maduro's officials say they are successfully putting down a coup attempt.


Venezuela's Maduro Faces Mounting Pressure To Quit, Yet He Persists

Monday, March 25, 2019

The U.S. has hit Venezuela's oil sector and government associates with sanctions and has rallied behind opposition leader Juan Guaidó, yet President Nicolás Maduro persists.


Venezuela's Prolonged Power Struggle Over Who's In Charge Continues

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Eight weeks ago, opposition leader Juan Guaido told a crowd that he's the rightful president, and not Nicolas Maduro. The U.S. agreed — as did many other countries. Yet Maduro is still in power


Venezuela Musician Hopes Change Is On The Way To His Embroiled Country

Friday, March 15, 2019

As Venezuela's economy collapses, a musician once successful enough to live a life of privilege now wanders a hotel lobby playing the saxophone for an inattentive audience.