Lulu Garcia-Navarro
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Lulu Garcia-Navarro

South America Correspondent

Lulu Garcia-Navarro is an NPR international correspondent covering South America for NPR. She is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Previously, she served a NPR's correspondent based in Israel, reporting on stories happening throughout the Middle East. She was one of the first reporters to enter Libya after the 2011 Arab Spring uprising began and spent months painting a deep and vivid portrait of a country at war. Often at great personal risk, Garcia-Navarro captured history in the making with stunning insight, courage and humanity.

For her work covering the Arab Spring, Garcia-Navarro was awarded a 2011 George Foster Peabody Award, a Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club, and an Edward R. Murrow Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Alliance for Women and the Media's Gracie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement.

Before her assignment to Jerusalem began in 2009, Garcia-Navarro served for more than a year as NPR News' Baghdad Bureau Chief and before that three years as NPR's foreign correspondent in Mexico City, reporting from that region as well as on special assignments abroad.

Garcia-Navarro got her start in journalism as a freelancer with the BBC World Service and Voice of America, reporting from Cuba, Syria, Panama and Europe. She later became a producer for Associated Press Television News before transitioning to AP Radio. While there, Garcia-Navarro covered post-Sept. 11 events in Afghanistan and developments in Jerusalem. In 2002, she began a two-year reporting stint based in Iraq.

In addition to the Murrow award, Garcia-Navarro was honored with the 2006 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for a two-part series "Migrants' Job Search Empties Mexican Community." She contributed to NPR News reporting on Iraq, which was recognized with a 2005 Peabody Award and a 2007 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton.

Garcia-Navarro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and an Master of Arts degree in journalism from City University in London. Lourdes is married to Times of London journalist James Hider. They have a daughter and they sometimes travel together for work and always for play.

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A Father And Son Debate Venezuela's Economic Crisis

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In Rio, Olympics Preparations Come Down To The Wire

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Activists and supporters march on International Women's Day on March 8 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marchers called for protection from male violence in a country with high rates of murder and assaults of women. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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For Brazil's Women, Laws Are Not Enough To Deter Rampant Violence

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Brazil Arrests 10 For Planning Attacks Against Next Month's Rio Olympics

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Brazil Arrests 10 People Accused Of Olympics Terror Plot

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Hugo d'Alessandro is pictured with his mother and grandmother. He was diagnosed with cancer when he was 10 years old. Treatment is difficult in Venezuela; his mother says the drugs he needs aren't always available. Lulu Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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Is Venezuela Having A Health Care Crisis? It Depends On Whom You Ask

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro waves to supporters as he walks with his wife Cilia Flores in the capital Caracas on July 5, Venezuela's Independence Day. As the country's crisis has deepened, Maduro has lost support, but the military remains on his side. Ariana Cubillos/AP hide caption

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Venezuela's Embattled President Loses Support, But Clings To Power

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Venezuelans wait in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, to cross the border with Colombia during a rare 12-hour opening Sunday. Thousands of Venezuelans crossed to buy food and medicine. George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Colombia-Venezuela Border: Open To Smugglers, Closed To The Desperate

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People line up to buy goods at a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 13. Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Venezuela's Economic Implosion Exacerbates Inequality

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Women In Venezuela Struggle To Cope Amid Economic Misery

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Venezuela Is In Crisis. Its Economy Is In A Tailspin

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Civil police officers in Rio de Janeiro threaten to go on strike during a June 27 demonstration against the government for arrears in their salary payments. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With 5 Weeks To Go Until The Olympics, How Prepared Is Rio?

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How Ready Is Brazil For The Summer Olympics?

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