Lourdes Garcia-Navarro http://nwpr.org en Emicida: 'People Sample What Is Nearest To Them' http://nwpr.org/post/emicida-people-sample-what-nearest-them <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdvYAjQYdIs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvQLw8XRBKQ</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 44375 at http://nwpr.org Emicida: 'People Sample What Is Nearest To Them' How Bad Is Brazil's Crime? Watch This Mugging On Live TV http://nwpr.org/post/live-brazilian-tv-woman-talking-about-crime-gets-attacked <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPNXPbaGfjo</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 44175 at http://nwpr.org How Bad Is Brazil's Crime? Watch This Mugging On Live TV A Few More Thoughts On Sexism In Latin America http://nwpr.org/post/few-more-thoughts-sexism-latin-america <em>Editor's Note: NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, who has worked extensively in the Latin America and the Middle East, recently compared the sexism she found in both places. You can read her original essay <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/03/11/289058115/which-place-is-more-sexist-the-middle-east-or-latin-america" target="_blank">here</a>. It sparked a strong response from readers, and we asked her to address a number of those issues.</em><p>A man throws acid on a woman's face. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:09:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 43582 at http://nwpr.org A Few More Thoughts On Sexism In Latin America Short On Dollars, Venezuela Tries To Halt Black-Market Trading http://nwpr.org/post/short-dollars-venezuela-tries-halt-black-market-trading The Venezuelan capital, Caracas, can be one of the most expensive cities in the world — or one of the cheapest. It all depends on how you exchange your dollars.<p>At a fast food restaurant in the city recently, a pretty tasty plate of chicken and rice cost me 160 bolivars. At the official exchange rate set by the government, that works out to a little more than $25; at the black market rate, it's just $2.<p>Needless to say, most anyone who can change money on the black market in Venezuela does so.<p>As one person told me: "For people like me [who are] paid in dollars ... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:10:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 43290 at http://nwpr.org Short On Dollars, Venezuela Tries To Halt Black-Market Trading Opposition Fails To Maintain Momentum In Venezuela http://nwpr.org/post/opposition-fails-maintain-momentum-venezuela Venezuela has cracked down on student protests, leaving 29 people dead. The main square in Caracas, where protesters were based, has been dismantled. The opposition is divided over what to do next. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:02:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 43061 at http://nwpr.org Which Place Is More Sexist: The Middle East Or Latin America? http://nwpr.org/post/which-place-more-sexist-middle-east-or-latin-america A semi-naked woman in a sequined Carnival costume. A veiled woman with only her eyes showing in a <em>niqab</em>. Two stereotypes of two vastly different regions — Latin America and the Middle East.<p>On the surface, these two images couldn't be more diametrically opposed. What could the two have in common, right? What a woman wears — or what she doesn't wear, in Brazil's case — is often interpreted as a sign of her emancipation. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:18:40 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 42858 at http://nwpr.org Which Place Is More Sexist: The Middle East Or Latin America? Venezuela In Turmoil For Lack Of Flour, Milk And Diapers http://nwpr.org/post/venezuela-turmoil-lack-flour-milk-and-diapers Alvaro Villarueda starts his morning the same way every day — putting in a call to his friend who has a friend who works at a Caracas, Venezuela, supermarket.<p>Today, he's looking for sugar, and he's asking his friend if he knows if any shipments have arrived. As he talks on the phone, his wife Lisbeth Nello, is in the kitchen.<p>There are 10 mouths to feed every day in this family — five of them children. The two youngest are still in diapers.<p>"The things that are the scarcest are actually what we need the most," Nello says. "Flour, cooking oil, butter, milk, diapers. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:57:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 42873 at http://nwpr.org Venezuela In Turmoil For Lack Of Flour, Milk And Diapers World Cup Woes Loom For One Brazilian City http://nwpr.org/post/world-cup-woes-loom-one-brazilian-city Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>The World Cup, soccer's biggest tournament, is just a few months off. It's a massive undertaking for the host country, Brazil, with huge construction projects attached. One of the 12 host cities, the city of Cuiaba, launched a fantastically ambitious infrastructure plan. It features over 30 projects. But it's been plagued by delays and lots of doubts about whether things will be ready. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 42299 at http://nwpr.org Carnaval In Recife: Long History, Interesting Future http://nwpr.org/post/carnaval-recife-long-history-interesting-future Transcript <p>JACKI LYDEN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Jacki Lyden. It's Carnaval in Brazil - that time of the year when people take to the streets and celebrate before the austerity of Lent begins. And while you may think the Rio de Janeiro when you think of Carnaval, we're going to take you north to Recife. It's considered one of the most diverse carnivals in Brazil. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports from Recife.<p>LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: Boom, Carnaval. Sun, 02 Mar 2014 12:20:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 42193 at http://nwpr.org From Recife, Brazil, 3 Rhythms Get The Carnival Party Started http://nwpr.org/post/recife-3-rhythms-get-carnival-party-started <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOjtXpl77_E</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 42145 at http://nwpr.org From Recife, Brazil, 3 Rhythms Get The Carnival Party Started