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César Santiago

I was raised in Isabela, Puerto Rico and I'm currently living in the Washinton, DC Metro Area. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and a Master's Degree in Software Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Presently I work as a software engineer in the healthcare sector.

A passion for journalism, human rights and the fight against censorship has led me to join Global Voices as a translator and contributor.

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Latest posts by César Santiago

27 September 2012

Puerto Rico: Plagiarism Revealed Through the Net

Janet Marilyn Hernández, a Venezuelan blogger and public relations professional, discovered that her thesis was plagiarized in a newspaper article and blog post written by professor Ivan Ríos of the...

9 August 2012

Puerto Rico: “Ateorizar” Takes Atheism Online

Finding an absence of online projects in Spanish about atheism, Puerto Rican blogger Manolo Matos started "Ateorizar." The podcast will be going to its third season next October, and the...

5 March 2012

Puerto Rico: “Why So Much Fear of an Image?”

Photojournalist Ricardo Alcaraz publicly denounced that the University of Puerto Rico censored one of his photos from a photo essay he was preparing for the 25th anniversary edition of the...

30 November 2011

Puerto Rico: Blogger Exposes Misleading Commercial

Puerto Rican blogger Ed Morales gave a first hand account of the shooting of a Fiat commercial that shows actress and singer Jennifer López driving around her old neighborhood in...

3 November 2011

Puerto Rico: Media Coverage of Women's Basketball Gold Medal

Bloggers celebrate Puerto Rico's Women's Basketball Team gold medal in the Pan American Games and declare this an opportunity to rethink Puerto Rican attitudes toward women athletes.

27 August 2011

Puerto Rico: Tropical Storm Irene Leaves Heavy Rain and Damages

Tropical storm Irene hit Puerto Rico on August 21st leaving wind damage, floods, constant rain, and the evacuation of entire communities. This is the same storm, now a hurricane, that...

25 April 2011

Puerto Rico: ‘Speak Your Mind’ Online

Under the slogan "Speak your Mind," the online magazine Qiibo covers everyday Puerto Rican politics and the latest entertainment and technology news. Global Voices author Cesar Santiago interviewed the staff...

22 April 2011

Puerto Rico: Debate on Domestic Violence Continues

In Puerto Rico, the public debate on domestic violence has reached a boiling point. Individuals and organizations react online, and offline, to the recent court decisions regarding the application of...

3 April 2011

Puerto Rico: Controversial Decision on Domestic Violence

Puerto Rico's Supreme Court upheld a decision from a lower court that stated that a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her partner in an adulterous relationship was...

8 February 2011

Puerto Rico: In Defense of the Hispanic Studies Department

The department of Hispanic Studies is one of 10 academic programs that have been put "on pause" by the administration of the University of Puerto Rico starting August 2011. The...

28 January 2011

Puerto Rico: Violence Continues as Students Engage in Civil Disobedience

On January 20th, students from the University of Puerto Rico started staging acts of civil disobedience as part of their strike against the $800 dollar annual fee imposed by the...

18 January 2011

Puerto Rico: Online Debate on Hooded Protesters

Recently, hooded individuals protesting in the student strike at the University of Puerto Rico committed acts of vandalism that were caught on camera. Members of the Puerto Rican blogosphere discuss...

17 January 2011

Venezuela: Reactions to Comments by OAS Regarding Enabling Law

Venezuelan Twitter users and bloggers have reacted to the Enabling Law that concedes President Hugo Chávez the power to rule by decree on certain matters for the next 18 months;...

13 December 2010

Puerto Rico: Police Occupies the University of Puerto Rico

After the conclusion of a two day walk out organized by students, the Police has occupied the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico for the first time since...

26 November 2010

Puerto Rico: Bloggers Criticize Censorship Call of Calle 13 Song

The president of the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board described Calle 13's latest song as "obscene" and "lewd" and has invited the general public to send their complaints so she...

20 November 2010

Panama: Retirees Protest With Street Closures

Street closures and peaceful protests have marked the claims of retirees who call for an increase in their pensions. Twitter reactions are almost all against these measures that affect everyone....

11 November 2010

Puerto Rico: Government Solidifies Grip on The Supreme Court

For the first time in history, the pro-statehood National Progressive Party of Puerto Rico (NPP) has a majority of judges in the country's Supreme Court. The court, in a partisan...

1 November 2010

Dominican Republic: Taking Measures Against Cholera

The cholera outbreak has been expanding to the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. Experts from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) consider it a matter of time before cholera reaches Dominican territory....

27 October 2010

Peru: Municipal Elections, Delays and the Electronic Vote

After over three weeks since the municipal elections, the people of Lima still didn't know for certain who would be their next mayor; a minimal difference between the candidates has...

20 October 2010

Puerto Rico: Pervasive Corruption in the Police Department

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) arrested 133 people in Puerto Rico, including 89 police officers, in what the US Department of Justice called "the biggest police corruption investigation in...

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