Latest posts by Diana Navarrete
Uncovering Attempts to Hide Oil's Footprints in Peru (Part II)
Convoca, an investigative reporting outlet in Peru, has gained access to hydrocarbons environmental monitoring reports, which were not made public and were ignored by the last three administrations.
Uncovering Attempts to Hide Oil's Footprints in Peru
This is the first part of an investigation by Convoca based on more than 1,000 environmental monitoring reports of hydrocarbons and electricity that were archived by three governments in Peru.
Venezuela Creates the Joint Staff for Cyber Defense
#SepaQue Ministerio de la Defensa crea la Dirección Conjunta de Ciberdefensa ● http://t.co/7JdVlgdDuE pic.twitter.com/ua82tGbO9d — Efecto Cocuyo (@EfectoCocuyo) May 8, 2015 #YouMustKnow Venezuelan Defense Ministry creates the Joint Staff for Cyber Defense. The Cocuyo Effect website reported that the Defense Ministry of Venezuela created the Joint Staff for Cyber Defense...
Chilean Volcano Wakes Up After Four Decades of Inactivity With Violent, Spectacular Eruption
The Chilean government declared a state of emergency caused by the disaster in towns near the Calbuco volcano, in southern Chile and on the border with Argentina, after it erupted violently Wednesday. The people of Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Frutillar in Chile and Villa La Angostura, San Martin de los Andes...
Empty Shelves: Venezuela's Economic Shortage Explained
Despite the promise of a new year, Venezuelans haven't begun 2015 in the happiest of ways, however, enduring one of the worst economic shortages in recent memory.
Solidarity Arises from the Rubble of a Demolished House in Madrid
"They think they won but what they don't know is that many beautiful people will rebuild."
If It's Not on YouTube, It Does Not Exist: A Look at Puerto Rican Music Videos in 2015
"If it is not on YouTube, it does not exist,” said one of the members of the Puerto Rican band Los Niños Estelares to the author years ago.
In Latin America, Gender-Based Violence Against Men Is Little Talked About
Social perceptions of gender differences and inequalities often result in gender-based violence. Most figures deal with violence against women, but what does violence look like when the victims are men?
Bolivia Might Have the World's Most Devoted ‘Simpsons’ Fans
Across Bolivia, people took to the streets in protest after a local TV network shuffled the 'The Simpsons' out of its normal time slot for a reality TV show.
Venezuela's Military Can Now Legally Use Firearms Against Demonstrators
A new measure in Venezuela that authorizes the military to use firearms against demonstrators drew condemnation from the opposition, human rights activists and citizens.
The Political Apartheid Against Women in Venezuela
Desireé Lozano, a blogger for the Spanish-language website Voces Visibles (Visible Voices), reflects on the existing limitations on women’s political participation in Venezuela. According to the sociologist Evangelina García Prince, a kind of political apartheid that excludes women from decision-making reigns in the Venezuelan parties: En los partidos venezolanos, el discurso oficial...
A Love Letter to Jailed Syrian-Palestinian Bassel Khartabil
As the ongoing strife in Syria fades from international headlines, Leila Nachawati writes an appeal inspired by a love letter to jailed blogger Bassel Safadi written on Valentine's Day.
Peru's Achuar and Kichwa Indigenous Communities Defend Their Territory From Oil Pollution
"The communities are not saying put an end to oil exploitation, but they are saying that there are problems to be solved [...]"
Cuban LGBT Activist Takes On Conservative ‘Family Code’
An article published in the state newspaper Granma has fueled a debate about the obsolescence of the Cuban Family Code.
Leaving With the Hope of One Day Returning: A Dominican Man in Spain
"At first I slept on the street, always in parks, but without fear because when you have nothing you're not afraid. Then things got better."
The Honest, Controversial Profile of a Cuban Nurse Who Died Abroad
The article about Reynaldo Villafranca, who died of malaria, offered a human take on Cuban medical internationalism beyond the official narrative of heroism. Such honesty didn't sit well with everyone.
Tens of Thousands March Through Madrid's Streets for Change
"We dream, but we take our dreams very seriously," Pablo Iglesias, the Podemos party leader who organized the "Great March for Change", said over and over at the rally.
US-Cuba Policy Experts Discuss ‘Deep Differences’ on Human Rights
The debate on human rights in Cuba implies a thorough review of the model of democracy in this country.
Argentine Investigator’s Mysterious Death Revives Questions About 1994 Bombing
According to police, Nisman committed suicide just a few hours before he was supposed to present his case against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, whom Nisman accused conspiring with Iran.
Our Voices: Juan Tadeo in México
Our contributor in Mexico, Juan Tadeo, tells us how he became involved in Global Voices, what he likes to write about, and what he's learned of citizen journalism.
Once Again, Mexicans Will Have a Starring Role at the Oscars
Birdman and La Parka are movies with Mexican talent that are nominated at the Oscars. González Iñárritu y Lubezki are after the award, as well as Serra Argüello from Nicaragua.