Lourdes Garcia-Navarro http://aspenpublicradio.org en Emicida: 'People Sample What Is Nearest To Them' http://aspenpublicradio.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 21:05:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 17014 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Emicida: 'People Sample What Is Nearest To Them' How Bad Is Brazil's Crime? Watch This Mugging On Live TV http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/live-brazilian-tv-woman-talking-about-crime-gets-attacked <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPNXPbaGfjo</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:47:00 +0000 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 16825 at http://aspenpublicradio.org How Bad Is Brazil's Crime? Watch This Mugging On Live TV A Few More Thoughts On Sexism In Latin America http://aspenpublicradio.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 16270 at http://aspenpublicradio.org A Few More Thoughts On Sexism In Latin America Short On Dollars, Venezuela Tries To Halt Black-Market Trading http://aspenpublicradio.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 16011 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Short On Dollars, Venezuela Tries To Halt Black-Market Trading Opposition Fails To Maintain Momentum In Venezuela http://aspenpublicradio.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 15796 at http://aspenpublicradio.org