Philip Reeves appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, May 05, 2019
The Trump administration is blaming Cuba for propping up Venezuelan President Nicolás 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.