Lourdes Garcia-Navarro http://wvasfm.org en Once An Object Of Reverence, Brazilian Soccer's A Punchline http://wvasfm.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 20:05:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 53290 at http://wvasfm.org Brazil Mourns, After Presidential Candidate Dies In Plane Crash http://wvasfm.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 53011 at http://wvasfm.org Undocumented Drivers Wary Of License Program http://wvasfm.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 52791 at http://wvasfm.org As Evangelical Clout Grows, Brazil May Face New Culture Wars http://wvasfm.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 20:01:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 52427 at http://wvasfm.org As Evangelical Clout Grows, Brazil May Face New Culture Wars Advocates Keep Focus On Issues Outside World Cup Stadiums http://wvasfm.org/post/advocacy-groups-focus-what-happened-outside-world-cup-stadiums Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>We've been hearing a lot about what's been happening on the field in Brazil during this World Cup, but advocacy groups say what's been happening outside of the stadiums has been worrisome. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in Sao Paulo reports on what the World Cup has really cost Brazil.<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: What happened in Belo Horizente on the field far overshadowed what took off of it. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:15:24 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 51241 at http://wvasfm.org The Conundrum Of The Cup-Deprived: Brazilians Wonder Who To Root For http://wvasfm.org/post/conundrum-cup-deprived-brazilians-wonder-who-root Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block. Yesterday, in the streets of Argentina - jubilation.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF CROWD CHEERING)<p>BLOCK: The sound of joyful crowds after Argentina defeated the Netherlands in the World Cup semifinals. They'll play Germany in the final match on Sunday. So joy in Argentina but in Brazil now, an uncomfortable choice - the host country is out of the World Cup and Brazilians have to decide which team to back in the final. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:59:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 51211 at http://wvasfm.org Brazilians Lick Wounds After World Cup Loss To Germany http://wvasfm.org/post/brazilians-lick-wounds-after-world-cup-loss-germany Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>I'm Renee Montagne. Brazilians are waking up this morning hoping it was all just a bad dream. In the World Cup semi-final yesterday, the host country was clobbered by Germany 7-1. Brazil invested a lot in making the tournament a success. And its citizens were left to look on in anguish as their team went down in a loss of historic proportions. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:34:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 51091 at http://wvasfm.org The Collective Anguish Of The Brazilian Defeat http://wvasfm.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 51079 at http://wvasfm.org For Brazilians, Game-Day Rituals Lead To Sense Of Community http://wvasfm.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 51019 at http://wvasfm.org Argentinian World Cup Fans Plant Their Flag In Brazil http://wvasfm.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 50701 at http://wvasfm.org