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Erin Gallagher

I'm a multimedia artist, writer and translator born in USA with a B.A. in Integrative Media. I learned Spanish while living in Argentina.

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Latest posts by Erin Gallagher

In Argentina, the Search for the Lost Grandchildren of the Dictatorship Continues

The recovery of granddaughter 127 is seen as the fruit of long efforts and it is a renewal of hope for the reunification of families torn apart by the dictatorship.

Two Brothers, a Dream and a Tragic Trailer Death in Texas, U.S.

Mariano, 27, father of three children, died of asphyxiation. Humberto, 24, father of two children, was hospitalized and witnessed the tragedy. This is their story.

Mexico's Drug War Makes Everyone a Target

The rise in use of digital surveillance tools has become part and parcel of Mexico's ongoing internal armed conflict.

How the Mexican Government Puts Citizens Under Systematic Surveillance

Evidence shows that espionage tools have been used for years against Mexican activists, journalists and people who hold dissenting opinions or oppose the current government in some form.

The ‘Invisible’ Children Who Died in the Care of the Chilean State

"Now we know that hundreds of children died, but no one reported their deaths. They remained there forgotten, because they are children that no one cares about."

Argentines Rally Against Ruling That Could Shorten Prison Sentences of Dictatorship-Era Criminals

"Argentina cannot go backwards on human rights issues. The message of impunity cannot invade our streets”

Photography Project Urges Mexicans Never to Forget Crimes that Have Gone Unpunished

"State crimes in our country remain unpunished since the same system that committed them covers them up. Without justice they remain as open sores."

An American Artist Is Inking ‘RESIST’ Tattoos for Good Causes

"...it's our collective responsibility to make sure they're positive and progressive steps towards a brighter future for EVERYONE."

Mexican Governors on the Run From Embezzlement Scandals

Three runaway ex-governors accused of defrauding the treasury, money laundering, organized crime among other charges are the latest cases of high political corruption in Mexico.

The Story of an Argentine Torturer's Son

Luis testified against his father in the La Perla-Ribera mega trial for crimes against humanity committed during Argentina's dictatorship in the 1970s.

Havana Is a City That Lives and Breathes Beyond the Limelight

In recent years, Cuba has become fashionable, and Havana is a star in the world market.

Technical Difficulties and Allegations of Corruption Leave Mexicans Concerned About New Transparency Agency

A malfunctioning platform a poorly received anti-sexting campaign and serious allegations of corruption tarnish the reputation of the office of transparency and privacy in Mexico.

An Online Campaign Seeks to Identify the Authors of Anonymous Prison Poetry From the Argentine Dictatorship

"for all the children who await / the sunrise / for all of you we continue to carry on"

In Defense of Free Software: My Case Against Lenovo in Mexico

Lenovo fails to inform its clients of the Secure Boot feature on the Lenovo Yoga 2, which restricts the right to install operating systems besides those authorized by Microsoft.

Drug Trafficking, Politics and Journalism: Who Serves Whom in the Peruvian Electoral Campaign?

Days before presidential elections in Peru, a report revealed the DEA would be investigating the Secretary General of Fuerza Popular, the political party of candidate Keiko Fujimori, for money laundering.

War Has Been Declared Online Against ‘Fujitrolls’ in the Middle of Peru's Presidential Elections

In the middle of the presidential runoff campaign in Peru, cyber armies from both sides face off in a merciless battle online... and it appears Fujitrolls are in the lead.

Environmental Activists Warn Mining Is Putting Colombia's National Tree in Danger

"Perhaps the only way to see the wax palm in the future will be on stamps and banknotes #NoToMegaMiningInSalento"

#LeyTelecom: Mexican Supreme Court Ratifies Geolocation and Retention of Metadata

Mexico's Supreme Court has ratified the indiscriminate retention of metadata, allowing authorities to use real-time geolocation of mobile devices. But the battle in defense of privacy is far from over.

Mexican Government Hopes to Counter Violence Against Women With Gender Alerts

Government sponsored gender-violence alerts are on the rise as a response to the the daily occurrence of sexual abuse, torture and femicides, but Mexicans are suspicious about their efficacy.

What Awaits Confiscated Narco Fortunes? A Look at Police Work in Mexico, Colombia, and the US

Many people wonder about the destiny of drug lords' fortunes after they're captured. This report offers a glimpse of what happens in Mexico, Colombia, and the US.

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