Andrea Arzaba is a journalist and a media creative from Mexico. She is currently studying a MA in Latin American Studies, with a concentration on development, in Washington DC.
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Latest posts by Andrea Arzaba
2017: Another Year of Feminist Counter-Power in Latin America
As women's movements continue to gain ground, 2018 is expected to be a year that sees the growth of many more projects that push for fundamental changes to society.
Christmas Time Means Loads of Peculiar and Delicious Dishes for Latin Americans
Is your tummy grumbling while home for the holidays? Feast your eyes on the diverse, colorful, and delicious dishes of Latin American tradition in late December.
Mexico Reportedly Moves Ahead With Controversial Pipeline, Despite Moratorium
"What is important to these rich men is to conclude the work and pocket all the profits, solidifying the appropriation of the Yaqui Territory.”
Fidencio Sanchez’s Inspiring Story Highlights the Best of Social Media—and the Plight of Latino Immigrants
"At a time when Donald Trump is calling Mexican immigrants drug dealers and rapists, the image of this hard-working Mexican immigrant has become a defiant symbol that challenges hateful stereotypes."
Latin America Mourns Eduardo Galeano, One of the Continent's Greatest Writers
Best known as the author of celebrated book “The Open Veins of Latin America”, the Uruguayan writer and journalist died this Monday, April, 13 in Montevideo.
4 Women Journalists Defying the Odds in Mexico City
This post is part of our series on gender and sexuality in Latin America and the Caribbean in collaboration with North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA). Despite the low salaries and the dangers that come with being a reporter in the most dangerous country for journalists in the Americas, some Mexican female...
‘Las Patronas’ Receive Human Rights Award for Work Feeding Migrants
Norma Vázquez Romero was given the 2013 Mexican Human Rights Award for feeding migrants from Central America and Southern Mexico en route to the United States.
COP19: Fasting For The Climate
Bloggers and Twitter users attending the summit are reacting to Yeb Saño's hunger strike to pressure for meaningful progress at the UN climate talks.
#YoViajoPara: Why do Latin Americans Travel?
Travelers discussed on Twitter under the hashtag #YoViajoPara the reasons why they love to visit other places.
Human Rights Activists Hone Digital Skills in 2013 Empowerment Lab
Eleven international human rights activists participated in this year's Empowerment Lab, a week-long training program that aims to empower digital activists who face growing threats of freedom of expression.
Female Homicides on the Rise in Mexico
The mothers of female homicide victims have taken to the streets to demand justice as femicides continue unpunished in Mexico.
Mexico's Social Media Love Revolution
By knowing the negative image Mexico has in international media, some people from the international community living in Mexico got tired of seeing how the positive side of the country gets lost and created the hashtag #ForTheLoveOfMexico.
Everyone Wants to be the New Mexican President
While Enrique Peña Nieto was being sworn in as the new president of Mexico, netizens began to use the hashtag #SiYoFueraPresidente (if I were president) to share their own views about the most important issues affecting the country.
Mexico: Central American Mothers in Search of Missing Migrants
In the last six years around 70,000 migrants have disappeared in Mexico. Central American mothers of abducted and missing migrants are traveling in a caravan all over Mexico looking for their sons and daughters who have disappeared on their way north. The women also hope to capture the media's attention and raise awareness on this issue that has been largely ignored.
Mexico: Writing from Jail
Enrique Aranda Ochoa writes literature from jail. Convicted of kidnapping in 1997 with a sentence of 50 years in prison, Enrique has used his time in jail to write six novels and earn various literature awards. His latest book, available for purchase in an electronic format, focuses on the mysteries of the Mayans.
Mexico Wins Historic Football Gold Medal
For the first time in the country's Olympic history, Mexico won a gold medal in Men's Football. On August 11, 2012, the country celebrated as the Olympic team beat Brazil 2-1.
Mexico: Embroidering for Peace
Men and women of all ages have come together in cities like Guadalajara, Monterrey and Mexico City, to embroider the names of the victims of Mexico's Drug War onto white handkerchiefs.
Mexico: Tijuana's Unexpected Cinema Movement
Mexican border city Tijuana has an international reputation as both a dangerous town and a temptingly thrilling spring break destination. However, it is now in the international spotlight for a whole different reason: its local cinema movement.
Mexico: Student Movement #YoSoy132 Protests Election Results
Days after the presidential elections, supporters and members of the student movement #YoSoy132 continue using social networks to voice their concerns over the preliminary results. They have also taken to the streets to protest electoral fraud.
Mexico: Netizens Say Goodbye to Writer Carlos Fuentes
On May 15, 2012, Latin America lost one of its most important contemporary writers. Mexican author Carlos Fuentes died in Mexico City, at the age of 83. Netizens all over the world were shocked by his sudden death.
Mexico: Citizens Disappointed After Presidential Candidate Debate
Mexican netizens closely followed the presidential candidate debate which took place on Sunday, May 6. Most were disappointed by the lack of proposals presented by the candidates. Here are some bloggers' reactions to the debate.