Latin America and Spanish Editor
Third culture adult, wanderlust and football fan. Senior branding, communications and digital marketing professional with a unique background spanning from fast-moving corporate marketing and global media to NGO communications, citizen journalism, content creation and engagement.
I want to build communication and understanding bridges through positive storytelling and trust networks. Interested in the intersection of media and human rights.
We are all interconnected. I believe in coexistence.
“The world is too interesting to stay in one place”
Follow me on Twitter @elicitizen
Latest posts by Elizabeth Rivera
A Romanian in the UK: On the Thin Line Between ‘Undesirable Migrant’ and ‘Welcomed Contributor’
"No more "bad migrant"-"good migrant" division games. People's lives do not fit in a tickbox. Politicians should listen to more real migrant stories to understand."
The Earthquake that Revealed Mexico's Strength and Solidarity
"A people's greatness is out there, in the streets. Face to face. Hands holding hands. Heartbeats that don't give up, and ask that others don't fade."
Mayan Muslims of Mexico Are Redefining Indigenous Identity
"Indigenous people are not merely empty shells for foreign ideologies to be planted on, but masters and directors of their own story."
A Day After the Attack at Las Ramblas, Barcelona Says #NoTincPor: ‘I Am Not Afraid’
"We have to look for more causes other than pure irrational hatred."
‘Arepa, the Taco Is With You’ — The Hashtag of Solidarity From Mexico to Venezuela
With a big wave of tweets, hundreds of Mexicans sent messages of solidarity and good wishes to the Venezuelans struggling in the country's current crisis.
The Venezuelan People's Vote of Rebellion
"Wherever we may be, Venezuelans just want to vote. Even when we have to organize the elections ourselves. To vote and vote, even if the government denies us the right."
With Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Blocked, Venezuelans Share Tech Advice
"Never underestimate a blockade on #internetVE just because you know how to change your DNS. It is a violation to EVERYONE's rights."
A Cuban Writes to Donald Trump
"What kind of global power believes that allowing its people to travel to an island with 11 million inhabitants and a president named Castro could enrich only that government?"
‘Financing Venezuelan Narcos the Goldman Sachs Way’
"Once you understand who they purchased the bonds from, you might think you are watching a new Netflix crossover of Narcos and The Big Short," says entrepreneur Juan Bermudez.
‘No to Silence': Javier Valdez's Murder Highlights Persistent Perils for Mexican Journalists
Seven journalists have been murdered in Mexico this year. Since 2012, less than one percent of attacks on journalists have resulted in a criminal conviction.
Dresden Musicians Take Reagan’s Advice for Gorbachev to the U.S.-Mexican Border
To protest against the border wall that divides the U.S. and Mexico, Germany's Dresden Symphonic Orchestra will stage an international concert with musicians on June 3, 2017, at the border.
A Femicide in Mexico Prompts Women to Imagine ‘If They Killed Me’
"If they kill me, they will slander and criminalize me. It will be for something that I did or did not do, it does not matter."
Is This the End of the Fifth Republic in Venezuela?
Maduro's answer to the ongoing protests in the country has been a proposal for changes to the Constitution, which has intensified the distrust and rejection of his rule.
For Many Venezuelans, ‘Self-Inflicted Coup’ Spells the End of Their Country's Democracy
"The #156 sentence of the Supreme Court of Justice sentence is not a coup, it’s a formal declaration of a coup that’s been in progress for four years."
Woman in Mexico Copes With Sister's Femicide by Fighting the Patriarchy
Nadia Muciño was murdered by her husband and her brother-in-law in February 2004. This, however, is not her story. This is the story of her youngest sister, Viviana.
Guatemala Mourns Dozens of Girls at a Children’s Shelter Left to Die in a Fire
“The girls rebelled and set fire to their mattresses so they would be allowed out of their rooms.” But they weren't.
A Year After Berta Cáceres’ Assassination, the Struggle for Land in Honduras Continues—and So Do the Threats
"We strive to make energy a human right. It should be part of the common property and therefore the people should have a say in it."
As Border Wall Looms Over Mexico, a Closer Look at Israel’s Internationally Condemned Wall
"Netanyahu's support for Trump and the wall shows in all its meanness how low the Israeli prime minister has reached. Shameful."
Forest Fires in Chile Set Alight Debate, Conflict and Misinformation
"Who is to blame for the fire, according to Twitter: foreigners, the Mapuche people, ISIS, Pinochet, the State, businesses, the USA."
Meet the Tireless Elderly Women from Tepoztlán Fighting to Save the Environment
"Battle of the Saucepans" helped the community to view women as not only participants in the fight, but as protagonists. Just as they are in real life.
‘Learning to Live with the Narco in Mexico’, Stories from Survivors of the War on Organized Crime
"We must urgently portray the faces of those who face fear."