WBEZ | Brazil http://www.wbez.org/tags/brazil Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 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 Why does sexual assault happen in public spaces in Egypt? http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-16/why-does-sexual-assault-happen-public-spaces-egypt-110350 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP449379976098.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Last week Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El Sisi visited the hospital room of a woman who was assaulted in Cairo&#39;s Tahrir square during an election celebration. We&#39;ll talk to an Egyptian sociologist about why such public sexual assaults are on the rise in Egypt.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-19/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-19.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-19" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Why does sexual assault happen in public spaces in Egypt?" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:52:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-16/why-does-sexual-assault-happen-public-spaces-egypt-110350 The music of Brazil's favelas http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-11/music-brazils-favelas-110320 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP392232449892.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The 2014 World Cup begins in Brazil tomorrow. There&#39;s an official World Cup song, but it doesn&#39;t necessarily include any of the homegrown sounds coming out of Rio&#39;s favelas. &nbsp;We&#39;ll explore the roots of favela funk with Morning Shift and Radio M host Tony Sarabia.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-music-of-brazil-s-favelas/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-music-of-brazil-s-favelas.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-music-of-brazil-s-favelas" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The music of Brazil's favelas" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-11/music-brazils-favelas-110320 The World Cup http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-10/world-cup-110312 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP579771902424_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The FIFA World Cup 2014 starts this Thursday in Brazil. Our panel of soccer experts tell us who they think the winners, and losers, will be.&nbsp;</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-world-cup/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-world-cup.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-the-world-cup" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: The World Cup" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:40:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-10/world-cup-110312 World Cup stirs mixed feelings for Chicago’s Brazilian community http://www.wbez.org/news/world-cup-stirs-mixed-feelings-chicago%E2%80%99s-brazilian-community-110305 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/BRAZILIANS_140609.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, a small crowd gathers under a white street festival tent to watch Chicago Samba. The eight piece group features musicians and two women dancing in large fruit covered Carmen Miranda inspired headdresses.</p><p>Mo Marchini is the group&rsquo;s founder. He says he&rsquo;d love to be in his hometown of Sao Paulo to watch the World Cup. But says he&rsquo;ll settle playing Brazilian music in Chicago. Marchini started the samba group 20 years ago because he wanted to showcase Brazilian culture.</p><p>&ldquo;We came from 30 years of a military (dictatorship) over there. We had a coup d&#39;etat in 1964 and it devastated the country culturally,&rdquo; says Marchini.</p><p>&ldquo;We were prohibited to think, pretty much. To vote. To do anything. We started voting 20 years ago. The country&rsquo;s really back. It has to catch up with the whole world.&rdquo;</p><p>That&rsquo;s why Marchini thinks Brazil hosting the month-long soccer tournament is going to be an amazing thing for his country. He says it&rsquo;ll show to the rest of the world that they&rsquo;ve arrived. &nbsp;</p><p>Sergio Barreto agrees. He &nbsp;runs Chicagoano, a bilingual blog and website for Chicago&rsquo;s Brazilian community. He started the website because he wanted to get past the stereotypical images people may have.</p><p>&ldquo;Every Brazilian event that you go, even if it&rsquo;s a professional event, will end the mulatas dancing,&rdquo; says Barreto. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re scantily clad and it perpetuates this image that we&rsquo;re shallow people.&rdquo;</p><p>Barreto thinks the mixed race women who dance the samba can&rsquo;t be the only image people have of Brazilians. Like Mo, he says there&rsquo;s been unrest accompanying the progress Brazilians have enjoyed.</p><p>Over the last year, police departments, teachers, homeless workers and indigenous tribes, among others, have rallied against the government for spending billions on the games. Barreto is upset the daily protests may skew opinion on his country.</p><p>&ldquo;If the whole world is watching and you&rsquo;re going to basically tell the world &lsquo;you don&rsquo;t want to come here. You don&rsquo;t want to invest here. This place is a mess. Take it from us, we live here.&rsquo; I mean how is that going to benefit the country in the long run?&rdquo;</p><p>This is the first time Brazil has hosted the World Cup since 1950. With five championships, Brazil has the most World Cup wins in the history of the games. As a country that&rsquo;s favored to win the tournament, Barreto&rsquo;s eyes well up as he explains what soccer means to him.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s an emotional topic for all of us. Not to sound like a cliche but soccer is in the blood,&rdquo; says Barreto. &ldquo;Every four years when the World Cup arrives and you&rsquo;re watching the games, it stirs you up inside.&rdquo;</p><p>College student Carolina Mendes says despite some mixed feelings, she&rsquo;ll watch the games. She&rsquo;s eating at the Brazilian Bowl restaurant in Lakeview. There, you&rsquo;ll find traditional items like feijoada, coxinha and maracuja juice. Brazilian groceries are on shelves stacked floor to ceiling. The game&rsquo;s armadillo mascot, a little Fuleco doll, sits on a cash register. &nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;The World Cup is for all the world. Not for Brazilian people,&rdquo; says Mendes. &ldquo;They cannot afford these tickets. People think it&rsquo;s a good thing for Brazil. It&rsquo;s not. We need to spend money on other things.&rdquo;</p><p>How Brazil will do in the World Cup is a huge test for the country as it prepares to host another international event: the Olympic games in 2016.</p><p><em>Follow WBEZ Host/Producer Yolanda Perdomo on Twitter </em><em><a href="https://twitter.com/yolandanews">@yolandanews</a><u>&nbsp;</u></em><em>&amp; <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/106564114685277342468/posts/p/pub">Google+</a></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/news/world-cup-stirs-mixed-feelings-chicago%E2%80%99s-brazilian-community-110305