Philip Reeves

Philip Reeves appears in the following:

In Venezuela, Juan Guaidó's Campaign Faces New Difficulties

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

It's been eight months since Juan Guaidó stood up and declared himself the Venezuela's legitimate president. But authoritarian Nicolás Maduro remains president and the opposition seems fractured.


Fears For The Amazon's Future

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Deforestation rates in Brazil's Amazon are soaring under a far-right president who wants to exploit the forest's resources, including the Amazon River. A huge dam has brought in much development.


In Venezuela, A Rum-Maker Gives Gang Members A Way Out — Via Rugby

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Started by the Santa Teresa rum-maker, Project Alcatraz is a rehabilitation program including vocational training, psychological counseling and rugby — seen as nurturing respect and discipline.


Brazil's President Says He Won't Accept $20 Million From G-7 Without An Apology

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Fires in the Amazon prompted G-7 leaders to commit $20 million to address them. But Brazil's president says he won't take the money unless France's president retracts what he says were insults.


Amazon Rainforest Fires Put A Spotlight On Illegal Land Grabbers

Monday, August 26, 2019

Inside the Amazon rainforest, wildcat miners dig out rocks and grind them down in search of gold. These illegal operators are blamed for deforestation, pollution and driving people off their land.


Amid Mixed Messaging, Brazil's Bolsonaro Sends Troops To Fight Amazon Fires

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Under pressure in his country and abroad, Brazil's president is using military resources to fight fires in the Amazon and take action against those setting them.


Brazilians Take To The Streets To Protest Deforestation Of The Amazon

Friday, August 23, 2019

Brazilians have taken to the streets in protest over destruction being done to the Amazon through wildfires and tree cutting. They say the new right-wing president is fueling the destruction.


Brazilian President Bolsonaro To Send Army To Combat Amazon Rainforest Fires

Friday, August 23, 2019

Tens of thousands of fires have erupted in the Amazon so far this year — a huge spike over 2018 — and critics blame Bolsonaro's policies. He said Friday that protecting the rainforest is "our duty."


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.