WBEZ | Brazil http://www.wbez.org/tags/brazil Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Worldview: Thousands of protesters take to the streets in Brazil http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-17/worldview-thousands-protesters-take-streets-brazil-111712 <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/AP830813246262.jpg" style="height: 409px; width: 620px;" title="Demonstrators hold a Brazilian flag during a march demanding the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, March 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196365103&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;">Protesters call for impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-14ba84b6-2961-c36b-45bd-d89cecce37f2">There were demonstrations in 160 cities in Brazil over the weekend. &nbsp;Some protesters were calling for the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. The protests followed a corruption investigation of Petrobas, </span>the national oil company, that involves dozens of sitting politicians, including the Speaker of the House. &nbsp;Brian Winter, chief Brazil correspondent for Reuters attended the protests in Sao Paolo. He joins us to talk about the corruption investigation and its implications for Rousseff&rsquo;s presidency.</p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-14ba84b6-2962-0f2a-e13a-95399cf27497"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/BrazilBrian">Brian Winter</a> is the chief Brazil correspondent for Reuters and the author of several books on Latin America including </em></span><em>Why Soccer Matters, which he wrote with Pele.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196365965&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><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Northern Irish violence exhibit showing at ArtWorks Project for Human Rights</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-e1f1a32f-2964-a3af-f660-df52a7a50352">As many Catholics, especially the Irish, celebrate St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day, there&rsquo;s been nearly two decades of relative calm in Northern Ireland&rsquo;s &nbsp;&ldquo;Troubles.&rdquo; But elements from the centuries-long struggle still linger. &ldquo;Eleventh Night and the Twelfth&rdquo; are Irish celebrations of Protestant King William of Orange&rsquo;s victory over Catholic King James II. The celebrations culminate in massive bonfires. Many view the remembrances as simple expressions of heritage and culture. Others see the celebrations as divisive and counterproductive to ongoing reconciliation. Photographer and sociologist, David Schalliol, has documented &lsquo;Eleventh Night and the Twelfth&rsquo; and ArtWorks Projects for Human Rights is showing his work in an exhibit called &lsquo;Bonfires and Effigies: The Contested Territories of Belfast, Northern Ireland&rsquo;. &nbsp;Schalliol and Leslie Thomas of ArtWorks Projects, will talk about their goal of the exhibit - to &ldquo;highlight the successes of ongoing peace building efforts while providing a platform to discuss how lingering challenges might be resolved.&rdquo;</span></p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-e1f1a32f-2964-ea04-f6ba-0d516222af41">Leslie Thomas is the</span> executive and creative director for <a href="https://twitter.com/ARTWORKSProject">ArtWorks Projects for Human Rights</a>.</em></p><p dir="ltr"><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-e1f1a32f-2964-ea04-f6ba-0d516222af41"><a href="https://twitter.com/metroblossom">David Schalliol</a> is a </span>photographer, sociologist and PhD candidate at the University of Chicago.</em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196366595&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;">EcoMyths: The threat of microplastics</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-028d0ec1-2967-e4f8-33b5-a2f2bd3e35d2">Plastic makes up 90% of the trash picked up in Trash Free Seas (TFS) ocean cleanups, according to research by Ocean Conservancy</span>. And experts says that microplastics - pieces of plastic smaller than 5 milimeters (just under a fifth of an inch) - are just as dangerous as those 2-liter bottles you might see floating in Lake Michigan or the &ldquo;Great Pacific garbage patch&rdquo;. Kate Sackman, of EcoMyths Alliance, will help us find out why these microfibers are a big hazard from Allison Schutes, manager of the TFS Program at Ocean Conservancy and Olga Lyandres, research manager at Alliance for the Great Lakes.</p><div><strong>Guests:</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-028d0ec1-2968-16e4-659b-d5494fb751ca">Kate Sackman is the</span>&nbsp;founder and president of <a href="https://twitter.com/EcoMyths">EcoMyths Alliance.</a></em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-028d0ec1-2968-16e4-659b-d5494fb751ca">Allison Schutes is the</span>&nbsp;manager of Trash Free Seas Program at <a href="https://twitter.com/OurOcean">Ocean Conservancy.</a></em></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-028d0ec1-2968-16e4-659b-d5494fb751ca">Olga Lyandres is the</span>&nbsp;research manager at <a href="https://twitter.com/A4GL">Alliance for the Great Lakes</a> and author of the report:</em> Keeping Great Lakes Water Safe: Priorities for Protecting against Emerging Chemical Pollutants.</div></p> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-17/worldview-thousands-protesters-take-streets-brazil-111712 Worldview: A history of racism and slavery in Brazil http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-02/worldview-history-racism-and-slavery-brazil-111643 <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/AP978020942239_0.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks during a ceremony launching the Bem Simples program, at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)" /></div></div><div class="image-insert-image "><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/193895570&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><font color="#333333" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">Racism and slavery in Brazil</span></font></div><div class="image-insert-image "><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-393f7673-dc5d-d247-5a04-b5989fb01369">Brazil&rsquo;s Afro population has dealt with centuries of historic structural racism and disenfranchisement. One of these groups, known as Quilombolas or Quilombos, are landless and descend from escaped or former African slaves. The administration of current Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff, has been accused of &ldquo;dragging its feet&rdquo; on executing an already established &nbsp;reparations regime. We&rsquo;ll talk about racism in Brazil and current remedies with Ruth Needleman, professor emerita of Labor Studies at Indiana University. She&rsquo;s researched social justice issues, especially in the Americas and global South, for decades.&nbsp;</span></p><div><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-393f7673-dc5e-5fa1-0c20-dfc37e7b1fd0">Ruth Needleman is a p</span>rofessor emerita of Labor Studies at <a href="https://twitter.com/IUBloomington">Indiana University</a>.</em></div><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/193901611&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><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 23.9999980926514px; line-height: 22px;">The Passenger: Holocaust put to opera</span></div><div><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3d6991d7-dc5f-e79a-0848-6615da9d4d5a">An opera that&rsquo;s getting its Chicago premiere takes a look at a difficult subject through an unusual lens. &ldquo;The Passenger&rdquo; is set partly in Auschwitz during World War II. The opera was nearly lost to history. It was written behind the Iron Curtain, and never performed during the composer&rsquo;s lifetime. Mezzo soprano Daveda Karanas is part of the recent revival of this work. She&rsquo;s here to give us a unique glimpse into the history of this tragic period in history, and the twisting path of the opera itself.&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr"><strong>Guest:&nbsp;</strong><em><a href="https://twitter.com/Louisianadiva">Daveda Karanas</a> is the messo soprano for &quot;<a href="http://www.lyricopera.org/passenger">The Passenger</a>.&quot;</em></p></div></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div></p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-03-02/worldview-history-racism-and-slavery-brazil-111643 Silva gains momentum in Brazil Presidential race http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-29/silva-gains-momentum-brazil-presidential-race-110866 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP362424585789.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Brazilians head to the polls on Oct. 5 for the first round of presidential elections. Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and candidate Marina Silva, are in a close race. Marcelo Jarmendia, founder and director of Brazil in Chicago, explains Silva&#39;s momentum.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-silva-gains-momentum-in-brazil-president/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-silva-gains-momentum-in-brazil-president.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-silva-gains-momentum-in-brazil-president" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Silva gains momentum in Brazil Presidential race" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-29/silva-gains-momentum-brazil-presidential-race-110866 Americans held in North Korea http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-03/americans-held-north-korea-110742 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP368245844425.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Three Americans are being held as prisoners in North Korea. In interviews with U.S. media, they&#39;ve asked for official negotiations for their release. We&#39;ll find out how likely it is the U.S. would engage in such negotiations with historian Bruce Cumings.</p><div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-americans-held-in-north-korea/embed?header=false&border=false" width="100%" height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-americans-held-in-north-korea.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-americans-held-in-north-korea" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Americans held in North Korea" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-09-03/americans-held-north-korea-110742 Israeli airstrikes continue as rockets fly into Israel http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-14/israeli-airstrikes-continue-rockets-fly-israel-110487 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP361057861992.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Israel says it has shot down a drone launched by Hamas. The death toll is Gaza has reached at least 170 as Israel continued its airstrikes as part of Operation Protective Edge. We&#39;ll discuss the ongoing conflict with J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large for The Jewish Daily Forward.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-21/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-21.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-21" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Israeli airstrikes continue as rockets fly into Israel" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-14/israeli-airstrikes-continue-rockets-fly-israel-110487 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 Eight teams left in the World Cup http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-03/eight-teams-left-world-cup-110446 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP612423170222.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After this weekend, we&#39;ll know the final four of the World Cup. Our panel of soccer experts join us to give us their predictions for the final match up.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-eight-teams-left-in-the-world-cup/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-eight-teams-left-in-the-world-cup.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-eight-teams-left-in-the-world-cup" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Eight teams left in the World Cup" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:24:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-03/eight-teams-left-world-cup-110446 Dual citizens and the World Cup http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-25/dual-citizens-and-world-cup-110408 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP380305351747.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>For seven players on the USA&#39;s World Cup team, dual citizenship gave them a chance to play for two teams. We&#39;ll discuss the issue of nationality and citizenship within the world of soccer.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-dual-citizen-world-cup-players/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-dual-citizen-world-cup-players.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-dual-citizen-world-cup-players" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Dual citizens and the World Cup " on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-25/dual-citizens-and-world-cup-110408 Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-23/al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-egypt-110394 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP737866259483.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Committee to Protect Journalists says the conviction by an Egyptian court of three Al Jazeera journalists is a threat to press freedom. David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times, joins us to discuss the verdict.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-in-egyp/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-in-egyp.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-in-egyp" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-23/al-jazeera-journalists-convicted-egypt-110394 The ongoing conflict in Iraq http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-20/ongoing-conflict-iraq-110387 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP852351378729.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Senior Obama administration officials told the Washington Post that they are beginning to see the conflicts in Syria and Iraq as unified. We&#39;ll talk to historian and security expert John Mearsheimer about how the conflicts are connected.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-relationship-between-conflicts-in-sy/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-relationship-between-conflicts-in-sy.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-relationship-between-conflicts-in-sy" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The ongoing conflict in Iraq" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:21:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-20/ongoing-conflict-iraq-110387