WBEZ | Mexico http://www.wbez.org/tags/mexico Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview: "David and Goliath:" ProDESC's battle for the marginalized communities of Mexico http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-07/worldview-david-and-goliath-prodescs-battle-marginalized-communities <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/AP219992024277.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Drawings of some of 43 missing students are surrounded by flower petals, formimg the shape of a heart, during a protest marking the six-month anniversary of their disappearance, in Mexico City, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199721000&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Mexican lawyer advocates for human rights and social justice</span></p><div>The Mexican human rights organization ProDESC works to protect the rights of Mexico&rsquo;s marginalized communities.&nbsp; It was founded by Mexican lawyer Alejandra Ancheita, whose father was also human rights activist who died under suspicious circumstances when she was just eight years old. Ancheita joins us to discuss her work and the state of human rights in Mexico.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Guest:</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-7a227eed-9585-cc68-dda3-11aa7d50063c">Alejandra Ancheita is the founder and executive director of the Mexico-city based <a href="https://twitter.com/ProDESC">ProDESC</a> (the Project of Economic, Cultural and Social Rights).</span></em></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199721287&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">First NBA player of Indian descent&nbsp;</span></p><p>Born to immigrant parents in Canada, Sim Bhullar has become the first player of Indian descent to be signed to an NBA contract. Despite measuring 7&rsquo;5&rdquo;, he&rsquo;s not yet made an impact on the court. However, Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, an Indian businessman, sees this opportunity to make history as a positive to an otherwise gloomy season.&nbsp;<em>Grantland</em>&nbsp;contributor, Jordan Ritter Conn, joins us to discuss the cultural impact Bhullar&rsquo;s signing might have and where the game of basketball can go from here.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-369bfd80-958d-cf11-2604-37684749250d"><a href="https://twitter.com/jordanconn">Jordan Ritter Conn</a> is a contributor for <a href="https://twitter.com/Grantland33">Grantland</a> and author of the book </span></em><a href="https://magazine.atavist.com/stories/the-defender/">The Defender: Manute Bol&rsquo;s Journey from Sudan to the NBA and Back Again.</a></p></p> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-07/worldview-david-and-goliath-prodescs-battle-marginalized-communities Worldview: Negotiations with Iran continue to stall http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-01/worldview-negotiations-iran-continue-stall-111804 <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/AP869056451626.jpg" style="height: 430px; width: 620px;" title="Head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, center, walks after an extended round of talks on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday April 1, 2015.(AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198787792&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Iran talks in limbo</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-1d59b81a-7678-b81e-4bd7-4f3d95cf1356">Initial reports of the six major powers coming to a tentative agreement with Iran on its nuclear program &nbsp;now describe the current state of events with words like &ldquo;chaos, disunity and cacophony.&quot; Though the parties are reportedly &ldquo;close&rdquo; to paving the way for future talks, movement has stalled on details such as the lifting sanctions on Iran. Joe Cirincione is a proliferation expert and president of the Ploughshares Fund. He&rsquo;ll tell us what he thinks is happening behind the scenes and what the chances are for success.</span></p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-1d59b81a-7679-13b8-41f6-d4ac647c0d08"><a href="https://twitter.com/Cirincione">Joe Cirincione</a> is the </span>president of the <a href="https://twitter.com/plough_shares">Ploughshares Fund</a>.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198787933&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Nigeria elects non-ruling party for first time in history</span></p><p>For the first time in Nigeria&rsquo;s history, a sitting president has been defeated. Muhammadu Buhari won the election and defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan by about two million votes. Buhari said his victory was proof that Nigeria has embraced democracy.&nbsp; Nigeria has a long history of military rule, coups and election fraud.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll discuss the results of the vote with Clement Adibe, professor of political science at DePaul University.</p><p><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong></p><p><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-cf48e13f-767b-a60f-a8b3-b4f0e88d89b4">Clement Adibe is a professor of political science at <a href="https://twitter.com/DePaulU">DePaul University.</a></span></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198788256&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Food Wednesday: Eastern Orthodox Lent and Chinese foods for the dead</span></p><p>It&rsquo;s a big week in international food news and religious customs. Even though Lent ends this week for many, Eastern Orthodox Lent still has more than a week to go. This Saturday is also the customary day for Chinese to visit their dead relatives and bring them ceremonial food. Finally, a Sri Lankan undergrad made a groundbreaking discovery about rice last week that is taking the food world by storm. WBEZ food contributor Louisa Chu and WBEZ producer Monica Eng fill us in on the details.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/louisachu">Louisa Chu</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/monicaeng">Monica Eng</a> are the hosts of the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/content/chewing-fat-podcast-louisa-chu-and-monica-eng">Chewing the Fat</a> podcast.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/198788826&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Notes:&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(41, 47, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 26px; letter-spacing: 0.259999990463257px; line-height: 32px; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Toña </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">La Negra, the Queen of Mexican boleros</span></p><p>She was known as the &lsquo;&#39;queen of the Mexican bolero, but the artistry of María Antonia del Carmen Peregrino is almost entirely forgotten. This week on&nbsp;<em>Global Notes</em>,&nbsp;<em>Morning Shift</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>Radio M</em>&nbsp;host Tony Sarabia brings us the music of the Veracruz Mexico native known as &quot;Toña le Negra.&quot;</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><p><em><a href="https://twitter.com/wbezsarabia">Tony Sarabia</a> is the host of <a href="https://twitter.com/WBEZmorning">WBEZ Morning Shift</a>.</em></p></p> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-04-01/worldview-negotiations-iran-continue-stall-111804 Woldview: Immigrant remittance making an impact in rural Mexico http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-24/woldview-immigrant-remittance-making-impact-rural-mexico-111761 <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/casamichoacan.jpg" style="height: 533px; width: 620px;" title="Casa Michoacan in Pilsen is often visited by Mexicans planing their remittance projects. (Google Earth)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197498424&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">The effect of remittance on rural Mexico</span></font></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-9d619428-4d84-d1c5-39f2-16c40970292e">In 2012 Mexico received an estimated 22 billion dollars in remittances.&nbsp;</span><span id="docs-internal-guid-9d619428-4d84-d1c5-39f2-16c40970292e">Those remittance dollars, which have been flowing for decades from Mexicans living in the United States have altered just about every aspect of &nbsp;life in rural mexico. They&rsquo;ve changed the way new homes get built, paid for public works and infrastructure projects. At times, hey&rsquo;ve also changed the way life runs the village and altered the power structures and sometimes created divisions and envy that did not exist before those remittance dollars flowed in. Sarah Lynn Lopez explores those changes in her book </span><em>The Remittance Landscape Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA</em>.</p><p dir="ltr"><b>Guest:&nbsp;</b><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-9d619428-4d85-dcb8-6de2-db89f9e9180c">Sarah Lynn Lopez is the author of </span><a href="http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/R/bo17090075.html">The Remittance Landscape Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA.</a></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/197498706&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">The dying languages of the world</span></p><p dir="ltr">There is a chance that as many as 50 percent of the world&rsquo;s languages will disappear by the end of this century.&nbsp; The data is imperfect but by some estimates, we lose a language about every four months. The internet and globalization are part of the reason that languages are dying out. At times political activism and legislation have helped to rescue a language on the brink. New Yorker staff writer Judith Thurman examines efforts to save&nbsp; dying languages in&nbsp; her piece &quot;A Loss for Words,&quot; which appears in this week&rsquo;s edition of the New Yorker. She joins us to talk about some of the efforts.&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="http://www.newyorker.com/contributors/judith-thurman">Judith Thurman</a> is a staff writer at the&nbsp;New Yorker and author of &nbsp;&quot;A Loss for Words.&quot;</em></p></p> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-24/woldview-immigrant-remittance-making-impact-rural-mexico-111761 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