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Alexandra Quinn

Researcher, thinker, dancer, linguist, writer, translator (not necessarily in that order but passionate about all simultaneously). In short, a hopeful communicator of ideas. Strong interests in topics surrounding identity, particularly global/cultural consumption and the impact on identity formation. Regions of special interest: Latin America and Africa. Background in Literature and Languages, and MA in Dance Anthropology.

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Latest posts by Alexandra Quinn

Mining and Ecocide in Santander, Colombia

  3 March 2015

Illegal mining is a problem affecting the Colombian department of Santander, where residents have seen first-hand how extraction and other processes linked to mining cause pollution. The video below was produced by Corporación PODION, as part of the project “Caravan for the awareness and collection of complaints in defense of...

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Colombia: Learning from Vallenato

  19 June 2013

Amongst Colombian Twitter users, the trend of publishing phrases from Vallenato songs -under the tag #Elvallenatomeenseñó (Vallenato taught me)- has emerged, with the intention of highlighting famous lyrics immortalised in songs that reflect different life lessons.

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Omar Banuchi Finds His Niche in the Puerto Rican Web (Part III)

  11 March 2013

Banuchi's career path can be seen in the transformation that his illustrations have had in the last five years. The technique has been refined, and the topics point towards an increased maturity. Here is the third, and final, part of the interview with Puerto Rican digital artist Omar Banuchi.

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Omar Banuchi Finds His Niche in the Puerto Rican Web (Part II)

  8 March 2013

Omar Banuchi, a quiet, introverted boy that didn't leave the family appartment much, could easily connect with the stories of superheros capabale of supporting the weight of the world on their shoulders and achieving great super-human deeds. Here we see the second interview with the Puerto Rican digital artist.

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Dreams Come Alive, Baseball Player José Contreras Returns to Cuba

  7 February 2013

The arrival of José Ariel Contreras to Cuba, a Cuban baseball pitcher based in the US since 2002, has moved the habitants of his native province, Pinar del Río, and also fans of the island's national sport, baseball. Elaine Díaz tells us about this emotional event and its historical and political meaning for Cuba at the moment.

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Ecuador: Humour and Election Time

  3 February 2013

Humour, satire and a few fines are all part of the environment experienced in Ecuador just a few weeks away from the public choosing their new president, vice-president and other assembly members, after analyzing each of their proposals.

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Peru: Flooding of Toll Road Via Parque Rimac

  16 January 2013

At 3 am on 28th December, 2012, part of the retaining wall of the Rimac River yielded to the flood, alongside the work which was being carried out from the VIa Parque Rimac above the normal riverbed height. Here we have a chronology of events as well as reactions to what took place.

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Day 2 of Developing Latin America 2012

  7 December 2012

Last Sunday December 2 saw the completion of day 2 of the regional hackathon Developing Latin America 2012, organised by the Ciudadano Inteligente Foundation in eight Latin American countries. After 36 hours of intense and continuous work, the teams participating in the various headquarters began the presentations of their projects in order to later find out the jurys' decision. Here we present the winners from the different headquarters.

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Day 1 of Developing Latin America 2012

  2 December 2012

December 1 saw the start of Developing Latin America 2012 (#DAL2012). The regional hackathon organised by the Ciudadano Inteligente Foundation is being carried out in 8 Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. Here we share some reports from the first day.

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Developing Latin America Hackathon Draws Near!

  29 November 2012

We are only 2 days short of commencing the regional hackathon Developing Latin America 2012. Anca Matioc, who is in charge of organising the event, spoke with us about the preparations. She also answered some questions relating to the development of a hackathon like Developing Latin America.

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Hackathons in Droves: How is a Hackathon Organised?

  23 November 2012

In the following guest article, J.J. Merelo, Doctor in Physics and Professor at the University of Granada, Spain, tells us of his experience organising educational hackathons in light of the regional Hackathon, "Developing Latin America 2012 "which will take place next December.

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