WBEZ | Argentina http://www.wbez.org/tags/argentina Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview: Federal judge dismisses case against Argentine president http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-27/worldview-federal-judge-dismisses-case-against-argentine-president <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP508183570456.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Protestors gather in front of the Cabildo Museum under a heavy rain for a march organized by federal prosecutors one month after the mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/193403542&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Federal judge dismisses case against Kirchner</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-a33cc965-ccd3-6eb5-37b9-4e7579c39a21">An Argentine judge has dismissed the case filed by late prosecutor Alberto Nisman accusing the Argentine president of covering up the Iranian government&rsquo;s involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack in Buenos Aires. This comes one month after Nisman was found dead in his apartment under mysterious circumstances. Tensions continue to grow for President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner after thousands of protestors flooded the streets of Buenos Aires on February 18, angry about how the case has been handled. Peter Prengaman, Southern Cone news editor for the Associated Press gives us an update on the case.</span></p><p><span><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/peterprengaman">Peter Prengaman</a> is the Southern Cone news editor for the <a href="https://twitter.com/AP">Associated Press</a>.</em></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/193403807&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Milos Stehlik with Shlomi Elkabetz of &#39;Gett&#39;</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-61968bb6-ccd7-6cc0-8e46-723e3f31c815">&ldquo;Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem&rdquo; is a film co-directed by the Israeli brother/sister team of Ronit (starring) and Shlomi Elkabetz. The film primarily takes place in a courtroom and reveals the difficulties &nbsp;women face to get a divorce in Israel. WBEZ Film Contributor, Milos Stehlik, sat down with Shlomi Elkabetz to discuss the process of making &lsquo;Gett&rsquo; and what Elkabetz thinks the film reveals about Israeli sensibilities on issues such as gender, ethnicity and culture.</span></p><p><span><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></span></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/milosstehlik">Milos Stehlik</a> is the director of <a href="https://twitter.com/facetschicago">Facets Chicago</a> and the WBEZ film contributor.</em></p><p><em>Shlomi Elkabetz is the co-director of the film &#39;<a href="https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&amp;rlz=1C1CHMO_enUS583US583&amp;ion=1&amp;espv=2&amp;ie=UTF-8#q=gett%20film">Gett.</a>&#39;</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/193404118&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Weekend Passport: Dunsinane at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre</span></p><p>Each week global citizen Nari Safavi helps listeners plan their international weekend. This week he&rsquo;ll tell us about a production form the National Theatre of Scotland and a Brazilian dance troupe called Grupo Corpo.</p><p><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><em>Nari Safavi is one of the co-founders of the <a href="http://www.pasfarda.org/default.aspx">PASFARDA Arts &amp; Cultural Exchange</a></em></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/NTS_Neil">Neil Murray</a> is the Executive Producer of the <a href="https://twitter.com/NTSonline">National Theatre of Scotland</a></em></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/DavieGreig">David Greig</a> is a playwright and writer of Dunsinane.&nbsp;</em></p></p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:51:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-27/worldview-federal-judge-dismisses-case-against-argentine-president Worldview: ISIS and the Western world http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-20/worldview-isis-and-western-world-111599 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/AP747346612234.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo, fighters from the Free Syrian Army, left, and the Kurdish People's Protection Units, center, join forces to fight Islamic State group militants in Kobani, Syria. (AP Photo/Jake Simkin)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192174681&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">The Western world&#39;s fight with ISIS</span></font></p><p>Sixty-five percent of Americans favor sending ground troops to fight ISIS according to a new CBS poll. Security in Italy is up after ISIS threats to Rome. An anti-immigrant party now polls neck and neck with mainstream parties in Denmark. Ahmed Rehab joins us to discuss the impact ISIS is having on the Western world.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Ahmed_Rehab">Ahmed Rehab</a> is the execuive director of <a href="http://www.cairchicago.org/">CAIR Chicago</a>.</em></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192173212&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Argentina&#39;s dark comedy vies for Oscar gold</span></font></p><p>Wild Tales, the latest film by Argentinian director Damian Szifron, is up for an Oscar for best foreign language film. Wild Tales is a set of six short unconnected stories all themed around the idea of vengeance. Film contributor Milos Stehlik joins us to discuss the film and the work of Damian Szifron.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/milosstehlik">Milos Stehlik</a> is the director of <a href="https://twitter.com/facetschicago">Facets Chicago</a> and the WBEZ film contributor.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192173508&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Weekend Passport: Voodoo flags at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago</span></font></p><p>Each week Nari Safavi joins us to help listeners plan their international weekend. This week we&rsquo;ll tell you about a Haitian art exhibit and an alternative flamenco act from Madrid.</p><p><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><em>Nari Safavi is one of the co-founders of the <a href="http://www.pasfarda.org/default.aspx">PASFARDA Arts &amp; Cultural Exchange</a>&nbsp;</em></p><p><i>Elsie Hector Hernandez is the co-founder and president of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hamocinfo">Haitian American Museum of Chicago</a></i></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-02-20/worldview-isis-and-western-world-111599 Scandal in Argentina http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-01-27/scandal-argentina-111460 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP670547389214 (1).jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-45b3e98a-2c56-af04-07ff-42e3b3d1bd04"><span style="font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The leading prosecutor in the investigating a 1994 terrosits bombing in Buenos Aires was found dead in his apartment hours before he was to present his evidence.</span><span style="font-size: 15px; color: rgb(37, 37, 37); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Peter Prengaman, Southern Cone news editor for the Associated Press joins us from Argentina to give us an update on the case.</span></span></p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-39/embed?border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-39.js?border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-39" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Scandal in Argentina" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-01-27/scandal-argentina-111460 NATO considers military action to counter Russia http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-02/nato-considers-military-action-counter-russia-110734 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP562786984527.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Over the weekend, EU and NATO leaders reportedly considered possible solutions to Russia&#39;s invasion into Ukraine, including the possibility of a NATO rapid-reaction force. John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago will explain the politics of the situation.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-nato-considers-military-reaction-to-russ/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-nato-considers-military-reaction-to-russ.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-nato-considers-military-reaction-to-russ" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: NATO considers military action to counter Russia" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-02/nato-considers-military-action-counter-russia-110734 FIFA World Cup Final - Germany vs. Argentina http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-10/fifa-world-cup-final-germany-vs-argentina-110473 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP139776218993.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Our panel of soccer experts joins us to talk about the Final of the world&#39;s largest sporting event, the World Cup.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-world-cup-final/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-world-cup-final.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-world-cup-final" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: FIFA World Cup Final - Germany vs. Argentina" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-10/fifa-world-cup-final-germany-vs-argentina-110473 Argentina's debt crisis http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-24/argentinas-debt-crisis-110398 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP344717063728.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A U.S. judge says Argentina must repay hedge funds that own bonds the country had defaulted on in 2001. Argentina has asked for a stay in the ruling. Stephen Nelson, a professor of political science at Northwestern University who specializes in the politics of debt, explains the case.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-20/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-20.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-20" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Argentina's debt crisis " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-24/argentinas-debt-crisis-110398 Do kids belong out late in adult restaurants? http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/do-kids-belong-out-late-adult-restaurants-110053 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/kideatingflickreyeliam.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A man and a wife and their kid walk into a restaurant bar. The host looks at them and says &lsquo;we&rsquo;re not seating couples with children at this time.&rsquo; So the sad family packs up and finds some place else to eat.</p><p>This was the decidedly unfunny scenario faced by two Chicago area parents recently when they tried to eat at one of their favorite restaurants. They asked that we leave out their names because they&rsquo;d like dine there again--when they find a babysitter, of course.</p><p>Many thought that&rsquo;s what the parents of the, now notorious, <a href="http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2F2014%2F01%2F14%2Falinea-baby-controversy_n_4597643.html&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNHaDxp6rRcCH8vlSewdC4R_RD01ig">Alinea baby</a> should have done earlier this year, when their child&rsquo;s dining room crying was heard around the world---thanks to a perplexed tweet by chef Grant Achatz on the matter.</p><p>Still, for many parents, including former New York Times restaurant critic Ruth Reichl, the issue is not so cut and dried.</p><p>&ldquo;I think it depends on the kid,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;If you are a parent who goes out with your child and your kid starts fussing, you take the child out. That&rsquo;s all there is to it. It&#39;s that easy. But I would be deeply offended if I took my child to a restaurant and I was told no you can&rsquo;t come in.&rdquo;</p><p>Chicago&rsquo;s Hopleaf Bar owner Michael Roper has enforced a no-kids rule at his establishment for nearly a decade. He believes the city needs places where grown-ups can enjoy grown-up drinks--for example, his wide selection of craft beers that happen to pair beautifully with his menu of sausages, seafood and smoked meat.<br />.<br />&ldquo;We are a bar. We call ourselves the Hopleaf Bar,&rdquo; Roper recently said on WBEZ. &ldquo;There are places that are bar-like but they are more like restaurants. It&rsquo;s not as if there&rsquo;s no place else to go with your kid. There are a lot of places and many of those places the kids actually prefer.&rdquo;</p><p>But does he ever get grief from customers over the rule?</p><p>&ldquo;We get some pushback but it&rsquo;s surprising,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;We actually get mostly support, even from parents with children. They like to have a place to go. Sometimes people need to have an adult space.&rdquo;<br /><br />Mei-Ling Hopgood is a Chicago area mom who raised her oldest child in Buenos Aires. In her book &ldquo;How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm&rdquo; Hopgood details her initial shock at what seemed like crazy hours for kids to be in restaurants in Argentina.&nbsp;<br /><br />&ldquo;It would be 11 or 12 o&rsquo;clock and they&rsquo;d be running around the pizzeria or the grill,&rdquo; she recently said on WBEZ&rsquo;s Worldview. &ldquo;It was an extension of the cultures from which they came--Spain and Italy where people just eat later and the idea that you would not eat dinner with your child is really unthinkable in many ways.&rdquo;</p><p>Those kinds of careening children may be exactly what some restaurants are trying to avoid with the no-kid rules says a former server Cindy who called into WBEZ&rsquo;s Worldview saying, &ldquo;They would run circles around my legs when I would have hot trays of food.&rdquo;</p><p>Dining veteran Reichl says that she can see both sides of the issue and that there may be a simple solution.&nbsp;<br /><br />&ldquo;In an ideal world, restaurants would have an area for children and all the people would bring their children and the children would go off and there would be someone to watch them and the kids would have a great time together,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;Because, really, a five-year-old doesn&rsquo;t want to listen to your boring conversation.&rdquo;</p><p>So Chuck E Cheese meets Alinea? Who knows? It just might work.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Monica Eng is a WBEZ producer and co-host of the Chewing The Fat podcast. Follow her at<a href="https://twitter.com/monicaeng"> @monicaeng</a> or write to her at meng@wbez.org</em></p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/culture/do-kids-belong-out-late-adult-restaurants-110053 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