Lourdes Garcia-Navarro http://wuwm.com en Brazil Has A Lot Riding On Its World Cup Team's Outcome http://wuwm.com/post/brazil-has-lot-riding-its-world-cup-teams-outcome Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:14:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 29338 at http://wuwm.com Emicida: 'People Sample What Is Nearest To Them' http://wuwm.com/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 20:52:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 29163 at http://wuwm.com Emicida: 'People Sample What Is Nearest To Them' How Bad Is Brazil's Crime? Watch This Mugging On Live TV http://wuwm.com/post/live-brazilian-tv-woman-talking-about-crime-gets-attacked <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPNXPbaGfjo</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:22:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 28880 at http://wuwm.com How Bad Is Brazil's Crime? Watch This Mugging On Live TV A Few More Thoughts On Sexism In Latin America http://wuwm.com/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 28011 at http://wuwm.com A Few More Thoughts On Sexism In Latin America Short On Dollars, Venezuela Tries To Halt Black-Market Trading http://wuwm.com/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 21:07:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 27614 at http://wuwm.com Short On Dollars, Venezuela Tries To Halt Black-Market Trading