Lourdes Garcia-Navarro http://northernpublicradio.org en Out Of Tragedy, A New Brazilian Presidential Contender Emerges http://northernpublicradio.org/post/out-tragedy-new-brazilian-presidential-contender-emerges <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Out+Of+Tragedy%2C+A+New+Brazilian+Presidential+Contender+Emerges&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxNzg0MDExMDEyMTYyMjc1MDE3NGVmMw004)"/></div><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 52653 at http://northernpublicradio.org Once An Object Of Reverence, Brazilian Soccer's A Punchline http://northernpublicradio.org/post/once-object-reverence-brazilian-footballs-punchline It's been over a month since the World Cup ended in Brazil, but the shame of the country's blowout loss remains. Once, Brazilians were welcomed in other countries with talk of Brazil's soccer dominance; now, everyone merely speaks of their historic defeat against Germany. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 52484 at http://northernpublicradio.org Brazil Mourns, After Presidential Candidate Dies In Plane Crash http://northernpublicradio.org/post/brazil-mourns-after-presidential-candidate-dies-plane-crash <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Brazil+Mourns%2C+After+Presidential+Candidate+Dies+In+Plane+Crash&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDI3NjQ1MDEzNjMwMjk0NzlhYzMyZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>A Brazilian presidential candidate was killed today. His plane went down as he was traveling to a campaign event. 49-year-old Eduardo Campos was running third in the polls. The election is October fifth. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:23:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 52197 at http://northernpublicradio.org Letter From Beyond The Grave: A Tale Of Love, Murder And Brazilian Law http://northernpublicradio.org/post/letter-beyond-grave-tale-love-murder-and-brazilian-law The story of Lenira de Oliveira and her dead lover's letter is a tale of Brazil. It's a story of love, jealousy, forgiveness, life after death and the criminal court system. And it's true — though it sounds like fiction.<p>It sounds, in particular, like the work of the late Gabriel Garcia-Marquez.<p>The novelist once said that the inspiration for his books came from daily life in his region. "Surrealism runs through the streets," <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1973/01/the-yellow-trolley-car-in-barcelona-and-other-visions/360848/">he said</a>. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 51985 at http://northernpublicradio.org Letter From Beyond The Grave: A Tale Of Love, Murder And Brazilian Law Undocumented Drivers Wary Of License Program http://northernpublicradio.org/post/undocumented-drivers-wary-license-program <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Undocumented+Drivers+Wary+Of+License+Program&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTc3MDEzMjAzMzEyMDA3Njc1Nw004)"/></div><p> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:51:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 51975 at http://northernpublicradio.org As Evangelical Clout Grows, Brazil May Face New Culture Wars http://northernpublicradio.org/post/evangelical-clout-grows-brazil-may-face-new-culture-wars Everaldo Dias Pereira — known to his flock as Pastor Everaldo — shakes the hands of potential voters at a shopping mall in a suburb of Sao Paulo in Brazil.<p>As he wishes them the peace of the Lord, a group of supporters shout out: "Enough of corruption, enough of people who don't know the word of God. We want Pastor Everaldo."<p>The pastor is running for president, and even though it is unlikely he will win — polls show he only has 3 percent of the vote — his socially conservative message resonates among many of the evangelical faithful.<p>"Our proposal is clear," he says. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:33:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 51597 at http://northernpublicradio.org As Evangelical Clout Grows, Brazil May Face New Culture Wars The Collective Anguish Of The Brazilian Defeat http://northernpublicradio.org/post/collective-anguish-brazilian-defeat Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And now on to Sao Paulo, where NPR South America correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro caught the game at a bar. And, Lourdes, I assume there is collective anguish, albeit very loud anguish right now. What's the mood?<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: Well, I think people are drowning their sorrows in this bar. And I think anguish is absolutely the right word. I think you could also use the word despair, shock, horror. People have told me this surpassed even the worst imaginings of their most pessimistic friends. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:39:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 50327 at http://northernpublicradio.org For Brazilians, Game-Day Rituals Lead To Sense Of Community http://northernpublicradio.org/post/brazilians-game-day-rituals-lead-sense-community Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Brazil faces Germany today in the semi-finals of the World Cup.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Deep into the tournament, Brazilian fans have developed a game day routine.<p>INSKEEP: So we present to you now, with NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in Sao Paulo, Brazil's World Cup ritual in four acts.<p>MONTAGNE: Act one - getting to the game.<p>GARCIA-NAVARRO: I am in a car right now doing what pretty much every single other Brazilian is doing, which is trying to get to where they're going to see the latest Brazil game. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:01:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 50268 at http://northernpublicradio.org Graffiti Artist Sprays Brazil's Turmoil Across Its City Walls http://northernpublicradio.org/post/graffiti-artist-sprays-brazils-turmoil-across-its-city-walls Brazilian street artist Paulo Ito has captured the spirit of the World Cup with two controversial images: One depicts a starving Brazilian boy with nothing but a soccer ball to eat; the other depicts even protesters watching the games on television. They both speak to viewers worldwide about the costs of staging the mega event. Ito explains what inspired his work and what's happening in Brazil. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 50146 at http://northernpublicradio.org Graffiti Artist Sprays Brazil's Turmoil Across Its City Walls Argentinian World Cup Fans Plant Their Flag In Brazil http://northernpublicradio.org/post/argentinian-world-cup-fans-plant-their-flag-brazil Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And now some World Cup news that is not about the U.S. team. Argentina played Switzerland today. The South American country won, scoring a goal in overtime. Argentina's fans were out in force in Sao Paulo, where the two teams faced off. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro says supporters of Brazil's greatest rival are getting a lot of attention in the host country.<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: They planted their blue and white flag on Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach, claiming it as their territory. They've had fist fights with police. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:27:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 49971 at http://northernpublicradio.org