WBEZ | Mexico http://www.wbez.org/tags/mexico Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Taliban attack school in Pakistan http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-16/taliban-attack-school-pakistan-111238 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP964797281715.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Pakistani Taliban have attacked a military school, killing at least 130 people, most of them children. Aqil Shah, an expert on the Pakistani military, joins us to discuss the attack.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-taliban-attack-in-pakistan/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-taliban-attack-in-pakistan.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-taliban-attack-in-pakistan" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Taliban attack school in Pakistan" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-16/taliban-attack-school-pakistan-111238 International Human Rights Day http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-10/international-human-rights-day-111216 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/project_story.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>To mark International Human Rights Day, we&#39;ll take a look at global race relations, conditions for farm workers in Mexico and musicians under threat for the political messages in their music.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-could-ferguson-happen-abroad/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-could-ferguson-happen-abroad.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-could-ferguson-happen-abroad" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: International Human Rights Day" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:23:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-12-10/international-human-rights-day-111216 Anger grows over corruption in Mexico http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-26/anger-grows-over-corruption-mexico-111162 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP443647597511.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The disappearance of 43 students in Mexico has led to mass protests in the country. We&#39;ll hear a special report from the BBC and we&#39;ll take listen to the music that is fueling the movement.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-29/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-29.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-29" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Anger grows over corruption in Mexico" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-26/anger-grows-over-corruption-mexico-111162 Unrest in Mexico http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-17/unrest-mexico-111110 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP454844911699.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Protesters are calling for the resignation of Mexican President Peña Nieto. They&#39;re angry about how the government has handled the case of 43 students who went missing earlier this year. We&#39;ll talk with Laura Carlsen of the Center for International Policy.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mass-unrest-in-mexico/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mass-unrest-in-mexico.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mass-unrest-in-mexico" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Unrest in Mexico" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:39:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-11-17/unrest-mexico-111110 Ebola and deforestation http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-27/ebola-and-deforestation-110995 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP133741570065.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Deforestation in West Africa has forced bats to leave their homes and move to areas populated by humans, according to journalist Janet Ginsburg. She explains why she believes this could have contributed to the Ebola outbreak.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-24/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-24.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-24" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Ebola and deforestation" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-27/ebola-and-deforestation-110995 Mass grave discovered in Mexico http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-09/mass-grave-discovered-mexico-110918 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP338073131151.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A mass grave discovered in Iguala, Mexico is believed to contain the remains of a group of student protesters who went missing in September. The students were reportedly attacked by police before disappearing. We&#39;ll get an update from journalist Adam Raney, who joins us from Mexico.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mass-grave-discovered-in-mexico/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mass-grave-discovered-in-mexico.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mass-grave-discovered-in-mexico" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Mass grave discovered in Mexico" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:18:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-10-09/mass-grave-discovered-mexico-110918 Mexico opens energy sector to investment http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-28/mexico-opens-energy-sector-investment-110722 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP91881053942.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After 75 years of government control of its gas and oil resources, Mexico is opening its energy sector to foreign investment. We&#39;ll find out how this will impact the Mexican economy.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mexico-opens-energy-sector-to-investment/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mexico-opens-energy-sector-to-investment.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-mexico-opens-energy-sector-to-investment" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Mexico opens energy sector to investment" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-08-28/mexico-opens-energy-sector-investment-110722 Ukraine's government reshuffle http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-25/ukraines-government-reshuffle-110558 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP751799221862.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Ukrainian prime minister&#39;s resignation on Thursday has created more uncertainty for the Ukrainian government as it tries to battle a separatist movement in the east. We&#39;ll discuss the latest news from Ukraine with freelance journalist Eugene Bondarenko.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-ukraine-s-government-reshuffle/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-ukraine-s-government-reshuffle.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-ukraine-s-government-reshuffle" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Ukraine's government reshuffle" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-25/ukraines-government-reshuffle-110558 Chicago’s German community welcomes World Cup watchers http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago%E2%80%99s-german-community-welcomes-world-cup-watchers-110336 <p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/GERMANY5-horiz.jpg" style="height: 373px; width: 280px; float: left; margin: 5px;" title="Dank Haus member Erwin Lickmann stands by the cultural center’s prized painting of Kaiser Wilhelm I, Germany’s first leader (WBEZ/Yolanda Perdomo)" />At Lincoln Park&rsquo;s Dank Haus, Erwin Lickmann &nbsp;and I slowly walk into a crimson walled room. He whispers as he shows me a giant 19th century portrait of Germany&rsquo;s first leader, Kaiser Wilhelm I. Lickman is dressed in pea green lederhosen and he tells me the Dank is more than a refuge for older Germans who want to engage in their culture</p><p>&ldquo;The Dank Haus is a community of serving people,&rdquo; he says &ldquo;Sports brings people together. And they can have a beer afterwards and be happy, you know. Builds friendships!&rdquo;</p><p>The Dank Haus was founded in 1959 as a haven for Germans, a place where they could celebrate their heritage and their culture. Next week, it&rsquo;ll welcome hundreds who&rsquo;ll pack the place to watch the World Cup. On this day, around two dozen senior citizens listen to Dank member Sara Hartig read a German poem. Many of them, like Gerhard Grieff, came after World War II.</p><p>&ldquo;I emigrated from Germany in 1952 because Germany after the war was bad,&rdquo; says Greiff. &ldquo;Living over there, we didn&rsquo;t have much of a future there when I was young. So I came over here and stayed here.&rdquo;</p><p>It wasn&rsquo;t easy here either, being German in America after the war. That made places like the Dank Haus all the more important for German Americans. &nbsp;Over the years the community assimilated. Sarah Hartig has been with the Dank for decades and wonders about its future. None of her six children are involved in the cultural center.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s going to be more American. English is spoken at all the meetings,&rdquo; says Hartig. &ldquo;When we started everything was spoken in German. We&rsquo;re getting older, young people came in and they started speaking English.&rdquo;</p><p>I asked how she felt about that. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m going along&rdquo; she sighs.</p><p>Today, German traditions are alive and well, celebrated by Germans and non-Germans alike. There are two main festivals in Chicago each year: Oktoberfest in the fall and Maifest in late spring. This year in addition to the traditional German songs and suds, talk at the festival turned to the World Cup.</p><p>Anna Liese and Rafael Vasquez have a bit of a problem as the games approach. She&rsquo;s German and he&rsquo;s Mexican. Anna Liese was raised with a strong sense of German pride. She&rsquo;s dressed in a dirndl costume, speaks German and Spanish. She met her husband more than 40 years ago in Mexico.</p><p>&ldquo;Of course my father was a little upset. But after many years, he was at peace with it,&rdquo; Liese says.</p><p><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/GERMANY2.jpg" style="height: 210px; width: 280px; float: left; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 5px;" title="Ana Leise and Rafael Vasquez have a laugh at Maifest in Lincoln Square, May 30. (WBEZ/Yolanda Perdomo)" />Her husband Rafael, dressed in lederhosen, passes around shots of apfelkorn better known as apple schnapps.</p><p>&ldquo;She cooks Mexican food. She liked soccer, she drinks beer. What else could I want?,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;I won the lottery!&rdquo;</p><p>Vasquez says you don&rsquo;t have to belong to one nationality to enjoy what another one can bring. But he&rsquo;s not planning to root for Germany in the World Cup. He&rsquo;s supporting his home country.</p><p>&ldquo;Oh my god, you&rsquo;re putting me on the spot.&rdquo; says Vasquez &ldquo; Mexico. Hopefully they will make it to the semifinals. I want to say there&rsquo;s a 10 percent chance they will make it past the quarterfinals.&rdquo;</p><p>If Mexico doesn&rsquo;t make it, he may want to latch himself to his wife&rsquo;s team, Germany, which is favored to go much farther in the tournament.</p><p><em>Follow WBEZ Host/Producer Yolanda Perdomo on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/yolandanews">@yolandanews</a><u>&nbsp;</u>and <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/106564114685277342468/posts/p/pub">Google+</a></em></p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/chicago%E2%80%99s-german-community-welcomes-world-cup-watchers-110336 A humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-12/humanitarian-crisis-us-mexico-border-110335 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP646672363735.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>American border control have seen an increase in unaccompanied minors crossing the border from Latin America, creating a growing humanitarian crisis. Adam Isacson, a senior associate for regional security policy with the Washington Office on Latin America, joins us to discuss the issue.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-18/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-18.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-18" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: A humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:51:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-12/humanitarian-crisis-us-mexico-border-110335