WBEZ | Peru http://www.wbez.org/tags/peru Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Peru adopts legislation that poses new risks to environment http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-28/peru-adopts-legislation-poses-new-risks-environment-110564 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP636418911594.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A new law in Peru greatly weakens the ability of the Ministry of Environment to stand up to the powerful mining industry there, even as the country is preparing to host the UN Climate Change Conference in December. We&#39;ll discuss the impact of the legislation with journalist Frank Bajak.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-environmental-issues-in-peru/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-environmental-issues-in-peru.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-environmental-issues-in-peru" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Peru adopts legislation that poses new risks to environment" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:32:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-28/peru-adopts-legislation-poses-new-risks-environment-110564 Israeli troops in Gaza http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-18/israeli-troops-gaza-110523 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP423508536818.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Israel sent ground troops in to Gaza on Thursday in an expressed effort to secure tunnels it says are used by Hamas fighters to smuggle arms and gain access into Israel. We&#39;ll get an update on the humanitarian situation inside Gaza.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-sends-troops-to-gaza/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-sends-troops-to-gaza.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-israel-sends-troops-to-gaza" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Israeli troops in Gaza" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-18/israeli-troops-gaza-110523 Possible U.S. sanctions on Venezuela http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-11/possible-us-sanctions-venezuela-110482 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP227227024155.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Delta and American Airlines are cutting back flights to Venezuela amidst a water shortage there and possible U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-possible-us-sanctions-on-venezuela/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-possible-us-sanctions-on-venezuela.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-possible-us-sanctions-on-venezuela" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Possible US sanctions on Venezuela" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-11/possible-us-sanctions-venezuela-110482 Intervention in Syria, comfort women demand apology and a Peruvian tribe emerges http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-27/intervention-syria-comfort-women-demand-apology-and-peruvian-tribe <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP502228822147.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The U.S. contemplates military action in Syria. Korean &#39;comfort women&#39; ask for an official apology from the Japanese government. A Peruvian tribe makes contact with the outside world.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F107522841&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-intervention-in-syria-comfort-women-dema/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-intervention-in-syria-comfort-women-dema.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-intervention-in-syria-comfort-women-dema" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Intervention in Syria, comfort women demand apology and a Peruvian tribe emerges" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-08-27/intervention-syria-comfort-women-demand-apology-and-peruvian-tribe Afro-Peruvian dance group spurs musical renaissance http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-04/segment/afro-peruvian-dance-group-spurs-musical-renaissance-99781 <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/3432122053_c11ede41fd.jpg" title="De Rompe y Raja, an Afro-Peruvian music and dance group. (Photo by Bay Area Discovery Museum)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image "><em>This segment of Worldview was originally broadcast on June 4th, 2012.</em></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Monday on <em>Worldview</em> features this fascinating segment from <em>WorldVision Report </em>and producer Cynthia Graber about an Afro-Peruvian dance troupe called Peru Negro. Here&#39;s what <em>WorldVision </em>has to say about the group:</div><p><em>When Peruvian troupe Peru Negro performs, audiences are in for a treat of music and dance from almost two dozen performers. But the group represents much more than a night out. They are part of a musical renaissance, reclaiming the history and culture of Afro-Peruvians.</em></p></p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:46:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-04/segment/afro-peruvian-dance-group-spurs-musical-renaissance-99781 Worldview 6.11.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-11/worldview-61112-99984 <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/AP110907073172.jpg" title="Indian children in Allahabad listen to their teacher on International Literacy Day. (AP/Rajesh Kumar Singh)" /></div><p>Monday on <em>Worldview</em>:</p><p>We have a special broadcast as part of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/front-center">Front and Center&#39;s</a> series on literacy.</p><p>First, we look into India&#39;s booming book industry. English-writing authors are treated like Bollywood celebrities, complete with lines for autographs and coverage by the paparrazi. But the glamorous book festivals, attended by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, are taking place in a country where more than a quarter of the population is illiterate. Authors <a href="http://www.vikramchandra.com/Default.aspx?tabid=129" target="_blank">Vikram Chandra</a> and <a href="http://www.tajmahalfoxtrot.com/?page_id=7" target="_blank">Naresh Fernandes</a>, former Editor-in-Chief of <em>Time Out Bombay</em><em>,</em> fill us in on the state of literacy in India.</p><p>Then, in Peru, books are a luxury. People wait for hours to get a book signed, in something that resembles the opening night of a blockbuster film in the United States. Peruvian writer <a href="http://www.danielalarcon.com/" target="_blank">Daniel Alarcon</a> explains what all the fuss is about.</p><p>And, <em>Worldview </em>explores how literacy rates have impacted the training of Afghan security forces. In a country estimated to be only 28 percent literate, Afghan soldiers can&rsquo;t even read ID badges to determine who should be allowed through security checkpoints. Now, the training of Afghan forces includes a literacy component. <a href="http://www.stripes.com/reporters/heath-druzin?author=Heath_Druzin" target="_blank">Heath Druzin</a>, a reporter for <em>Stars and Stripes</em>, tells <em>Worldview </em>about the new program.</p></p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:41:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-06-11/worldview-61112-99984 Rainforest Rescue Coalition aims to protect global forests http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-05/segment/rainforest-rescue-coalition-aims-protest-global-forests-99688 <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/founders%20RRC%20web.jpg" title="Founding members of Rainforest Rescue Coalition, from left: Marykate Sperduto, Adam Bauer-Goulden, Ross Sullivan, and Willie Heineke. (Photo by RRC)" /></div><p>Each Thursday, we turn to our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism"><em>Global Activism</em></a> segment to hear about someone working to make the world a better place. This week we&#39;re spending time with the<a href="http://rainforestrescuecoalition.org/"> Rainforest Rescue Coalition</a>.</p><p>Adam Bauer-Goulden, Marykate Sperduto, William Heineke and Ross Sullivan are met as students at Oak Park and River Forest High School. Now as college students they all study some aspect of environmental science. Last year the friends formed a nonprofit called the Rainforest Rescue Coalition with a mission to &ldquo;conserve and protect rainforest land around the world and to support sustainable relationships between humans and nature.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Us8F9Lidr6o" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Baur-Goulden shared some of the journey with us:</p><p><em>We felt bombarded with the constant news of environmental and socio-cultural destruction, like so many of today&#39;s youth. So we decided to found RRC and get directly involved in conservation efforts. We teamed up with the Rainforest Conservation Fund, a Chicago based not-for-profit organization working successfully on rainforest conservation issues in the Peruvian Amazon since 1988.</em></p><p><em>We all love biking, so we decided to raise money and awareness for conservation initiatives with the &quot;Ride for the Rainforest.&quot; This month [May 2012] we rode 325 miles from Sturgeon Bay, Wis. to Chicago. Lots of people&hellip;sponsor[ed] our dedicated riders&hellip;[T]he trip was a great success!...Not only did we raise much needed monetary support for two great causes, we also spread awareness of environmental issues to hundreds of people, who will hopefully tell hundreds more people. I think that environmental education is one of the most important aspects of conservation. One of the best parts of this experience was seeing the posters that a middle school green club made to raise awareness for rainforest conservation and knowing that we helped to support young budding environmentalists.</em></p><p><em>Fifty percent of contributions will purchase and protect land in the endangered <a href="http://rainforestrescuecoalition.org/?page_id=78">Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest</a> on the island of Borneo, home to hundreds of the last wild orangutans on the planet. Orangutan populations have plummeted 50 percent in just the last ten years and 90 percent of all remaining orangutans on Earth live in the besieged forests of Borneo.</em></p><div class="image-insert-image "><em><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/orangutans%202%20WEB.jpg" style="float: left; height: 251px; width: 300px;" title="Baby and mother Orangutan (Photo by Orangutan Foundation International)" />The Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest is a 6,400 acre (ten square miles) remnant peat swamp forest that is currently owned by a family of indigenous Dayaks. The land owner, Pak Kukuh, is constantly pressured by timber and palm oil companies to sell his land, but he has decided to sell it to the Orangutan Foundation International instead so it can be preserved forever.</em></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em>The land is home to a variety of amazing animals, such as some of the last wild orangutans, clouded leopards, sun bears, proboscis monkeys, and gibbons. Some of these animals are found nowhere else in the entire world! The forest is also an extremely important carbon sink and its extensive peat holds thousands of metric tons of carbon&hellip;Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, &quot;To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded.&quot;</em></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><em>The other fifty percent of contributions will fund a sustainable agroforestry program for the native communities living in the buffer zone of the <a href="http://www.rainforestconservation.org/archives/1140">Tamshiyacu-Tahuayo</a> communal forest reserve in the Peruvian Amazon.</em></div></p> Thu, 31 May 2012 09:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-05/segment/rainforest-rescue-coalition-aims-protest-global-forests-99688 Using technology to keep indigenous peoples of Peru on the world map http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-10/using-technology-keep-indigenous-peoples-peru-world-map-92968 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-07/oct 15 wv amuesha.png.crop_display.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Many anthropologists say we're in the middle of a massive wave of cultural extinction as hundreds of tiny indigenous groups lose their languages and customs. For many of those groups, the first step toward cultural oblivion is the loss of their ancestral territories to loggers, prospectors, oil drillers and settlers. But some are fighting back. Reporter Jon Miller traveled to the highland jungle of Peru for&nbsp;<a href="http://homelands.org/" target="_blank"><em>Homelands Productions</em>&nbsp;</a>to meet anthropologists using high-tech tools to keep the Amuesha culture from vanishing off the world map.&nbsp;<br> <br> <em>This story came to us from the&nbsp;</em><a href="http://66.251.226.131/www.prx.org/" target="_blank"><em>Public Radio Exchange.</em></a></p></p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-10/using-technology-keep-indigenous-peoples-peru-world-map-92968 Protesters: Pacific trade pact will help export jobs http://www.wbez.org/story/protesters-pacific-trade-pact-will-help-export-jobs-91530 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-September/2011-09-05/PTP march.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>About 500 activists marched Monday afternoon in downtown Chicago to protest U.S. trade negotiations with some Latin American and Asian nations.<br> <br> The march ended at the Hilton Chicago, where delegations from nine countries on Tuesday will begin their eighth round of talks toward what they’re calling the Trans-Pacific Partnership.<br> <br> President Obama’s administration says U.S. aims in the negotiations are jobs and prosperity for the American people. His team says it’s addressing shortfalls of earlier U.S. pacts, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement.<br> <br> That’s not convincing critics. “Thousands of workers here in Chicago and all over the Midwest are out of jobs because of trade agreements like NAFTA,” said Tom Balanoff, president of the Service Employees International Union Illinois Council, at a rally before the march.<br> <br> NAFTA has also “destroyed the livelihoods” of millions of Mexican farmers, Balanoff added. “And what do they tell us in Washington? ‘Let’s keep following those policies.’ ”<br> <br> The protestors say they will deliver 10,000 postcards to negotiators on Tuesday. The cards urge the United States to make sure any deal protects labor rights, the environment and human rights.<br> <br> On Wednesday, AIDS activists are planning to protest proposed treaty provisions that would strengthen pharmaceutical patents. The activists say the patents lock in prices for life-saving medications that poor people can't afford.<br> <br> The Chicago talks are set to run through September 15. Besides the United States, the nations include Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.</p></p> Mon, 05 Sep 2011 21:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/protesters-pacific-trade-pact-will-help-export-jobs-91530 Global Activism: Woman leaves Tinley Park roots behind to educate mothers and children in Peru http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-18/global-activism-woman-leaves-tinley-park-roots-behind-educate-mothers-an <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-18/french class.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It’s Thursday, and time for our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a> series. Each Thursday we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.</p><p>Today we hear from a woman who left her Tinley Park roots behind in her early 20s and moved to the Huaycan community of Peru to help impoverished families.</p><p>Lara DeVries is the founder and executive director of the <a href="http://www.lightandleadership.org/" target="_blank">Light and Leadership Initiative</a>. Her group assists mothers and children in their struggle out of extreme poverty by improving access to quality education. She tells us more about her work.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Chicago Public Media&nbsp;(WBEZ)&nbsp;has not independently investigated any persons or organizations that appear on the Global Activism series and does not endorse any such person or organization.</em></p></p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-18/global-activism-woman-leaves-tinley-park-roots-behind-educate-mothers-an