1 May 2011

Stories from 1 May 2011

USA: Digital Migrant Voices

  1 May 2011

The innovative digital project Mobile Voices (VozMob), based in Los Angeles, California (USA) “is a platform for immigrant and/or low-wage workers in Los Angeles to create stories about their lives and communities directly from cell phones.” Their mission is to appropriate technology to empower the community.

India: The Poor And Their Poverty

  1 May 2011

Atanu Dey opines that the people who are best equipped to address poverty are those who are not just good academically but have tons of empathy — the ability to imagine how it must feel to be very poor. What do you think?

Puerto Rico: In Honor of Torres Martinó

  1 May 2011

In the digital magazine 80 Grados [es], journalists Manolo Coss [es] and Mario Roche [es] honor the life and legacy of the recently deceased artist, art critic and journalist Jose Antonio Torres Martinó.

Puerto Rico: Borderlands

  1 May 2011

Poet, artist and blogger Yarisa Colón Torres reflects on belonging here, there, everywhere and nowhere [es], and her life as a Puerto Rican living within the borders of Puerto Rico and New York.

Puerto Rico: No photos in Old San Juan

  1 May 2011

Photographer and blogger Sylvia Colón comments on the recent decision [es] of the Department of Tourism of enforcing a 1994 ordinance that prohibits taking professional photos in Old San Juan.

Puerto Rico: Remembering Sábato

  1 May 2011

Rima Brusi reflects [es] on the significance and importance in her life of the work of Argentinian novelist Ernest Sábato, who recently died (1911-2011): “Sábato-candle in the dark city, Sábato-window of the abandoned mansion, Sábato- shy park bench, my Sábato, thanks.”

Puerto Rico: The Festival of Words

  1 May 2011

The second edition of Festival de la Palabra [es] (The Festival of Words), a literary festival with invited writers from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain, will be held this year from May 4-8 in Puerto Rico and from May 10-12 in New York City, uniting the longstanding bridge from...

Puerto Rico: Art on the Web

  1 May 2011

The beautiful website Puerto Rican Posters presents a collection of 316 silk screened posters of some of the maestros and maestras of Puerto Rican art: “These images are snapshots of significant cultural, social and political events that occurred on the island from 1952 to 1985.”

Singapore: Social Media, Youth, and Elections

  1 May 2011

Singapore’s youth sector will be a significant source of votes in next week's General Elections. This explains why political parties are also looking to social media to win more votes. Bloggers discuss the role of the youth in influencing the election results

Argentina: Indigenous Protests in Downtown Buenos Aires

  1 May 2011

Since Monday April 25, activists from the Qom community, an indigenous group from the province of Formosa in Argentina, started a roadblock on the 9 de Julio Avenue, in the very center of Buenos Aires, along with a hunger strike lead by their spokesman Felix Díaz. Bloggers react to their protest and try to bring public attention to the conflict.

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