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Betsy Galbreath

M.A. Global Studies, University of Denver; graduate certificate in Translation Studies, Univ. Denver.

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Latest posts by Betsy Galbreath

10 September 2014

A Bomb Rocks the Santiago Subway, Inflaming Chilean Twitter

Online reactions to September 8 bombing of the Escuela Militar subway station in Santiago reveal the polarization of Chilean society.

5 August 2014

5 Free Apps, Podcasts and Blogs to Learn Quechua

Rising Voices

Quechua does not enjoy much official support in Peru, its country of origin, but new generations are using technology to learn and disseminate the languages belonging to this family.

23 July 2014

The Purple House, a Collective in Colombia's Medellín ‘To Create, Enjoy and Find Ourselves’

Morada, or Casa Morada, is an initiative born in a complex neighborhood of the Colombian city of Medellín. Learn about its various projects that combine art, education and participation.

21 June 2014

Why Some People in Mexico Are Happy to See Michoacán’s Governor Resign

The Governor of Michoacan, a Mexican state besieged by violence, announced he will retire for health reasons.

13 June 2014

Fighting for the Human Right to Water in Mexico City

Access to water is a fundamental right in Mexico and several initiatives are being discussed to ensure that right.

15 May 2014

How Gangs Have Become a Trojan Horse in El Salvador's Security Forces (Part 2)

One hundred members of the Salvadoran security forces have been expelled for ties to gangs. The Salvatrucha prefers to infiltrate the police; Gang 18 with the Army. This institution has...

12 May 2014

How Gangs Have Become a Trojan Horse in El Salvador's Security Forces

One hundred members of Salvadoran security forces have been expelled for ties to gangs. The Salvatrucha prefers to infiltrate the police; Pandilla 18 prefers the army.

9 May 2014

México: Senate Appoints the Seven Commissioners to the New IFAI

The Mexican Senate appointed the seven members of the new IFAI. There are some appointments among the political class.

5 May 2014

Retaking the Streets of Puerto Rico…On a Bicycle

In some urban areas of Puerto Rico, more and more people choose to leave their cars in favor of cycling.

30 April 2014

YouTube Video Series ‘Argumentos’ Offers Insight Into Venezuelan Conflict

'Arguments' is a series of videos on YouTube that offers insights across Venezuelan society through the opinions of various personalities who know about the reality of the country.

28 April 2014

Colombia: Gustavo Petro Returns as Mayor of Bogotá

The Superior Court of Bogotá issued a judgment which reinstates Gustavo Petro in his post as mayor of Bogotá. The reactions for and against were immediate.

26 April 2014

“HeartBleed”: Defect in Information Encryption Threatens Internet User Security

"Catastrophic is the right word. On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11."

18 April 2014

Putting the Brakes on Independent Films in Cuba

The Ministry of the Interior (MININT) has been recently in charge of reviewing the scripts of the film projects produced in the island.

11 April 2014

Documentary Unearths the Story of Eminent Puerto Rican Ramón Emeterio Betances

Despite being considered one of “the fathers of the homeland,” Puerto Rican official history barely mentions him, and many people on the island perhaps only know his name.

9 April 2014

Court Annuls “Mega-Commission” Findings Against Ex-President Alan García

The megacomisión has been working since 2011; former President Alan García has pointed out that its goal is to get him annulled electorally for the next presidential elections in 2016.

24 March 2014

President Santos Confirms the Dismissal of Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro

The Colombian president did not adopt precautionary measures by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for Gustavo Petro to continue as mayor of Bogotá, the country's capital.

10 March 2014

Peru Considers Eliminating Environmental Impact Studies for Oil Exploration

The announcement by the Minister of Energy and Mines that oil exploration activities would no longer require environmental impact studies has surprised Peruvian environmentalists. Experts are mostly against it.

7 March 2014

What do Government Supporters Have to Say About Protests in Venezuela?

Two major trends are found online, often under the same tags. We explore the views seen on the Internet during the protests, from the side of the advocates of chavismo.

21 February 2014

Developing Latin America: Winners of the Regional Acceleration Event

Technology for Transparency Network

The Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge selected 6 projects for the Regional acceleration stage, which seeks sustainable Apps with high social impact.

13 February 2014

Another Journalist Dies in Mexico: Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz

A clandestine grave was the final destination of the Mexican reporter Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz. His assailants have not been brought to justice.

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