Lourdes Garcia-Navarro http://wfae.org en Advocates Keep Focus On Issues Outside World Cup Stadiums http://wfae.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 09:08:12 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 54695 at http://wfae.org The Conundrum Of The Cup-Deprived: Brazilians Wonder Who To Root For http://wfae.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 20:02:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 54656 at http://wfae.org Brazilians Lick Wounds After World Cup Loss To Germany http://wfae.org/post/bar-patron-blames-brazils-government-world-cup-loss 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 10:17:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 54517 at http://wfae.org The Collective Anguish Of The Brazilian Defeat http://wfae.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 54502 at http://wfae.org For Brazilians, Game-Day Rituals Lead To Sense Of Community http://wfae.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 54432 at http://wfae.org Graffiti Artist Sprays Brazil's Turmoil Across Its City Walls http://wfae.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 54266 at http://wfae.org Graffiti Artist Sprays Brazil's Turmoil Across Its City Walls Argentinian World Cup Fans Plant Their Flag In Brazil http://wfae.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 54054 at http://wfae.org Rivalry: Spanish Speakers Flood Portuguese-Speaking Brazil http://wfae.org/post/rivalry-spanish-speakers-flood-portuguese-speaking-brazil Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>All right, we're introducing you to a new word today. It's Portunol. It's a language - well, sort of. It's a mixture of Spanish and Portuguese and it is how many Spanish-speaking fans at the World Cup are communicating with their Portuguese-speaking, Brazilian cousins. The results are not always pretty. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has this reporter's notebook on South America's great language divide.<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: At this World Cup, the soccer has been amazing. The parties have been epic. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:21:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 54013 at http://wfae.org Once Bitten, Twice Decried: Uruguay Outraged By Suarez Punishment http://wfae.org/post/once-bitten-twice-decried-uruguay-outraged-suarez-punishment Luis Suarez's sponsors are dropping him, his future at his team Liverpool is in doubt and his 2014 World Cup is over. FIFA dealt the Uruguayan soccer player an unusually harsh sentence for biting his opponent, and his home country is outraged. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 53824 at http://wfae.org In Brazil, The Home Team's Not The Only Team To Root For http://wfae.org/post/brazil-home-teams-not-only-team-root One might think Brazilians are rooting only for Brazil. But South America's largest country is much the U.S., in that it is a nation composed of many immigrant groups. <em>All Things Considered</em> watches World Cup games with Brazilians of both Japanese and Italian descent, to see who Brazilians root for when they don't root for Brazil. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 53747 at http://wfae.org