WBEZ | Senegal elections http://www.wbez.org/tags/senegal-elections Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview 3.27.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-03-27 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2012-march/2012-03-27/ap120325045702.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Macky Sall won the Senegalese presidential elections over the weekend.&nbsp; He defeated Abdoulaye Wade, whose attempt to run for an illegal third-term sparked violence and protest throughout the country. Many feared he would refuse to step down from power, but he conceded after his defeat Sunday night. Columbia University professor <a href="http://www.columbia.edu/cu/french/department/fac_bios/diagne.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href, '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Souleymane Bachir Diagne</a> tells <em>Worldview </em>how this will impact the country. Also, Central American migrants who traverse Mexico without a visa face the risk of being raped, kidnapped, disappeared or killed. <em>Worldview</em> talks with Father Alejandro Solalinde and Cristian Pineda Flores, two Mexicans who advocate for migrants rights in Mexico. Salvadoran filmmaker Marcela Zamora Chamorro also discusses her award-winning <a href="http://vimeo.com/32677195" target="_blank">documentary</a> about the abuse and humiliation endured by migrant women who travel through Mexico.</p></p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-03-27 Worldview 2.24.11 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-02-24 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2012-february/2012-02-24/ap120222072544.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>There is mounting anger in the streets of Senegal ahead of this Sunday’s elections, as current president Abdoulaye Wade seeks a third term. <em>Worldview</em> takes a look at the election issues and the candidates, which include a world music star, with <a href="http://www.mville.edu/mymville/faculty-aamp-staff/profiles/full-time-faculty/mbodj-mohamed.html" target="_blank">Mohamed Mbodj</a>, professor of history at Manhattanville College.&nbsp; Also, a new <a href="http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2811%2961786-8/abstract" target="_blank">study</a> finds that the world’s abortion rates have stopped falling. The report’s lead author, <a href="http://www.guttmacher.org/media/experts/Sedgh.html" target="_blank">Gilda Sedgh</a> of the Guttmacher Institute, discusses what her findings mean.&nbsp; And Jerome and <em>Worldview</em> film contributor Milos Stehlik discuss the work of director <a href="http://www.zipporah.com/wiseman" target="_blank">Frederick Wiseman</a>, whose latest documentary <em>Crazy Horse</em> opens at the Music Box this weekend.</p></p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:14:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-02-24