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Philip Reeves

Philip Reeves

International Correspondent, South America

Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.

Reeves has spent two and a half decades working as a journalist overseas, reporting from a wide range of places including the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Asia.

He is a member of the NPR team that won highly prestigious Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University and George Foster Peabody awards for coverage of the conflict in Iraq. Reeves has been honored several times by the South Asian Journalists' Association.

Reeves covered South Asia for more than 10 years. He has traveled widely in Pakistan and India, taking NPR listeners on voyages along the Ganges River and the ancient Grand Trunk Road.

Reeves joined NPR in 2004 after 17 years as an international correspondent for the British daily newspaper The Independent. During the early stages of his career, he worked for BBC radio and television after training on the Bath Chronicle newspaper in western Britain.

Over the years, Reeves has covered a wide range of stories, including Boris Yeltsin's erratic presidency, the economic rise of India, the rise and fall of Pakistan's General Pervez Musharraf, and conflicts in Gaza and the West Bank, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

Reeves holds a degree in English literature from Cambridge University. His family originates from Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Fears For The Amazon's Future

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Young men practice rugby at Hacienda Santa Teresa, an estate belonging to a Venezuelan rum company. The estate serves as a practice field for neighboring communities of Aragua state, using rugby to help at-risk youths stay away from criminal life and violence. Adriana Loureiro Fernández for NPR hide caption

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

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

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Amazon Rainforest Fires Put A Spotlight On Illegal Land Grabbers

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

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Brazilians Take To The Streets To Protest Deforestation Of The Amazon

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Extinction Rebellion activists protest outside the Brazilian Embassy in London on Friday, calling on President Jair Bolsonaro to act to protect the Amazon rainforest. The European Union is throwing its weight behind French President Emmanuel Macron's call to put the Amazon fires on the agenda of this weekend's G-7 summit of world leaders in France. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Satellites Show Thousands Of Fires Sweeping Through Brazil's Amazon Rainforest

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Brazil's Amazon Rainforest Is Disappearing Under President Jair Bolsonaro

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In Northern Brazil, Prison Riot Leaves Dozens Of Inmates Dead

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Critics Say Brazil's President Isn't Protecting The Rainforest Or Its People

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Betting Shops Are Thriving In Venezuela As Hyperinflation Roils The Economy

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Brazil Celebrates Gay Pride And Favorable Supreme Court Ruling

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Brazilians Gather For Gay Pride Parade, Hoping To Send Message To Jair Bolsonaro

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Venezuelan Opposition Leader Juan Guaidó Faces A Corruption Scandal Of His Own

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