WBEZ | Argentina http://www.wbez.org/tags/argentina Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview: Argentina's drug wars, Chinese migration and one of Latin America's great authors http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-05-13/worldview-argentinas-drug-wars-chinese-migration-and-one-latin <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/wv.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F92042661&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/argentina-s-drug-wars-chinese-migration-and-one-of.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/argentina-s-drug-wars-chinese-migration-and-one-of" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Argentina's drug wars, Chinese migration and one of Latin America's great authors" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 11:37:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-05-13/worldview-argentinas-drug-wars-chinese-migration-and-one-latin Centuries of winemaking turns Argentina into wine Mecca http://www.wbez.org/foodmondays/centuries-winemaking-turns-argentina-wine-mecca-99779 <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP060222031126.jpg" title="Dust collects on decades-old bottles of wine in the wine cellar at Bodega Lopez winery in Mendoza, west of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2006. (AP/Natacha Pisarenko)" /></div><p><em>This episode of </em>Worldview<em> was originally broadcast on June 4, 2012.</em></p><p>Wine is not what commonly comes to mind when you think about globalized commodities. However, anyone who walks through a wine shop can see that wine has been a globalized commodity for quite some time. In fact, wine came over to this continent with Columbus on his ships.</p><p>On <em>Worldview&#39;s</em> Food Mondays segment, we talk to author Ian Mount about his book <em>The Vineyard at the End of the World: Maverick Winemakers and the Rebirth of Malbec</em>. The book details the fascinating 400-year history of how a wine Mecca arose in the Andean desert making Argentina a modern winemaking powerhouse.</p><p><strong>On importance of wine in Argentine culture</strong>:</p><p>&quot;Wine was part of the religion, you had to have it as a good Catholic.&quot;</p><p><strong>On investing in vineyards in Argentina:</strong></p><p>&quot;When you plant a vineyard, you don&#39;t get any grapes for three years. You&#39;re not making quick money off this.&quot;</p><p><strong>On the Argentina&#39;s path to better Malbec</strong>:</p><p>&quot;Other winery owners looked at this rustic, rough, brown wine and said &#39;that&#39;s a Malbec problem,&#39; not &#39;that&#39;s a&nbsp;wine-making&nbsp;problem&#39;.&quot;</p><p><strong>On Argentina&#39;s wine identity in a global market</strong>:</p><p>&quot;Argentine Malbec, it&rsquo;s almost like one word that flows together...when people think of Argentine wine, they think of this unique grape that you get almost nowhere else.&quot;</p><p><strong>On American import of Argentine wine:</strong></p><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s this unique wine with this great rich plummy color and flavor that arrived in the US just as Americans were starting to drink wine. I remember in my family it was the late 80&rsquo;s when the cans of beer and bottles of cheap scotch went out and the wine came in--sort of by happenstance Argentina arrived as American palettes were growing up.&rdquo;</p></p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:22:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/foodmondays/centuries-winemaking-turns-argentina-wine-mecca-99779 Argentina charts new territory with gender-identity law http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-07/argentina-charts-new-territory-gender-identity-law-99896 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/argentina%20transvestites%20AP.jpg" title="Transgendered people wait outside Argentina’s Congress for the approval of the Gender Identity Law. The law, which allows citizens to change their gender in public records, was approved last week. (AP/Natacha Pisarenko)" /></div></div><p>Argentina&rsquo;s new gender identity law went into effect this week. Said to be the first of its kind, it allows individuals to legally change their gender without any kind of medical endorsement or procedure. It also requires public and private health care plans to cover sex-change surgery or hormone therapy.</p><p>Argentina has been a trailblazer of sorts when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. In 2010, the country legalized gay marriage. Since then, Buenos Aires has gained popularity as a LGBT tourist destination.<br /><br />Thursday on <em>Worldview</em>, the Associated Press&rsquo; Michael Warren will explain the social and political circumstances that made the passage of the law possible.</p></p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 10:28:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-07/argentina-charts-new-territory-gender-identity-law-99896 Worldview 6.7.12 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/worldview-6712-99895 <p><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP070418012749.jpg" title="Soccer fans in Poland react to news that Poland and Ukraine would co-host the 2012 European Championship. (AP/Piotr Hawalej, file)" /></div><p>Thursday on <em>Worldview</em>:</p><p>Poland and Ukraine will co-host the 2012 European Championships. Sixteen teams will battle it out on the soccer field, but there&#39;s growing concern potential violence off the field. The two host countries are under scrutiny because of some fans&#39; racist behavior at their soccer matches.</p><p><em>Worldview</em> talks with Michael Madero, assistant coach for the University of Chicago&#39;s men&#39;s soccer team. As a soccer player in Eastern Europe during the early &#39;90s, he saw the fan bases of these two countries up-close.</p><p>Then, Argentina&#39;s new gender identity law went into effect this week. Said to be the first of its kind, it allows individuals to legally change their gender without any kind of medical procedure. The Associated Press&rsquo; Michael Warren joins us from Buenos Aires to explain the circumstances that made the law possible.</p><p>Finally, &quot;Bike to Work Week&quot; starts this Saturday June 8. WBEZ team leader Jerome McDonnell and his former nemesis, Sarah Dandelles from the Old Town School of Folk Music, confront last year&#39;s winner and new nemesis, The Center for Neighborhood Technology, represented by Kathryn Eggers.</p></p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 10:02:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-06/worldview-6712-99895 Greek economic instability resembles Argentina default http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-02/greek-economic-instability-resembles-argentina-default-93693 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-02/argentina1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Just when it looked like the European Union's bailout would begin to stabilize Greece, the situation got more complicated. On Monday, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced he’d call <span class="lingo_region">a public referendum so Greeks could vote on whether to accept the latest package.</span></p><p>The move shocked just about everyone. Market jitters ensued. Greece’s finance minister checked into a clinic, citing severe stomach pains.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Some economists say Greece's troubles look a lot like Argentina's did in 2002, when, after years of massive inflation and bad policy, the country experienced a messy default.</p><p>We discuss the lessons of Argentina’s economic collapse and subsequent rebound with <a href="http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/%7Escn407/" target="_blank">Stephen Nelson</a>, a professor of political science at Northwestern University who studies the politics of debt and has been following Greece closely.</p></p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-02/greek-economic-instability-resembles-argentina-default-93693 Global Notes: Remembering Facundo Cabral http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-20/global-notes-remembering-facundo-cabral-89411 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-20/obit-facundo-cabraljpg-a5cb78257442749d.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Facundo Cabral, the legendary populist Argentinean singer, was killed July 9 while on tour in Guatemala. He and his concert promoter were on the way to the airport when two vehicles opened fire on their car, bringing a shocking end to one of the most unique journeys in Latin American music. First, we'll hear two Chicagoans from Argentina, Claudia Freed and Marta Farion, reflect on Cabral's legacy. Then, Jerome and <em>Radio M </em>host Tony Sarabia talk with <a href="http://www.elbiobarilari.com/" target="_blank">Elbio Barilari</a>, a composer and professor of Latin Music Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago, about Cabral’s career and legacy in folk music.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>In the live radio version of this segment, it was erroneously stated that Facundo Cabral's promoter was also killed. The mistake is corrected in this online version.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Track List</strong></p><p>1. No Soy de Aqui, Ni Soy de Alla</p><p>2. Manhatan Nocturno</p><p>3. Entre Pobres</p><p>4. Este es un Nuevo Día</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Watch a live performance of Facundo Cabral's "No Soy de Aqui, Ni Soy de Alla"</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xD3G6eM3tPI" frameborder="0" height="349" width="425"></iframe></p></p> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-20/global-notes-remembering-facundo-cabral-89411