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Allison Janos

Hello! My name is Allison. I am a recent graduate currently living and working in Washington, DC.

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Latest posts by Allison Janos

‘The Mermaid Project’ highlights Mexico’s gender violence problem

"It is vital that men take an active and critical role in the fight against the systematization that perpetuates violence against women."

Cuban artists fight repression through song, social media and hunger strikes

Internet access is opening up the island to new forms of protest against a government that has long controlled the narrative.

Mexican Protesters Have a Message for the President: ‘Resign Now’

With social discontent reaching a boiling point in Mexico, the country's social media users started sharing the hashtag #RenunciaAhora (Resign Now) to mobilize people for a massive march.

Can Colombia's Best Ever Olympics Help to Heal Social Fractures?

"One more triumph was given to us by these worthy Colombians, representatives of the very mistreated afrodescendants in this racist and segregated Colombia."

Tremors Hit Southern Peru, Leaving Thousands Without a Home

A strong earthquake shook the Peruvian province of Arequipa in mid-August, killing at least four people and leaving hundreds without a home.

An Argentinian Animator Reimagines the Game of Thrones Title Sequence for the Real World

"I saw the intro and the first thing I thought of was making an adapted version for my country".

In Venezuela, 140 Characters Can Land You in Jail

It took one or two tweets to seven people, with no criminal record and active political participation, ended up in jail in Venezuela. Here are their stories.

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