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Harrison

I am a graduate student in a Translation Studies graduate certificate program in the United States. I have joined Global Voices Online in order to contribute to the growing collection of translated blog articles and to also possibly write some original content in Spanish to strengthen my existing language skills.

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Latest posts by Harrison

13 November 2013

Justin Bieber's Graffiti Sparks Protests by Colombian Graffiti Artists

The police, who protected the singer while he sprayed graffiti, were heavily criticized, since a police officer is on trial for the murder of a young graffiti artist in Bogota.

7 November 2013

Cuban Government Agency Investigates Incident of Homophobic Violence First Reported Online

A Cuban author reported an incident of physical violence against a group of homosexual men in the city of Cardenas, Matanzas, in his blog. Now it is under investigation.

6 November 2013

Global Demand for Quinoa Takes Toll on Andean Farmers and Consumers

Peru and Bolivia can't produce enough supply to satisfy global demand for quinoa, which is causing problems in the local market and affecting locals who used to consume it regularly.

5 November 2013

Remembering the 1746 Earthquake in Lima

On October 28, 1746, Lima was shaken by one of the strongest earthquakes in its history. Here are several testimonies from that time period recovered by historians and Peruvian bloggers.

29 October 2013

Spain's Association of Victims of Terrorism Publicly Chastizes Amnesty International

The vast majority of Internet users defended the work of Amnesty International, the international human rights organization.

22 October 2013

“Orphaned Parents”: Emigration in Venezuela from the View of Those Who Stay Behind

A blog post by journalist Elizabeth Fuentes has once more generated a debate about emigration in Venezuela--this time from the perspective of the family who stays behind.

17 October 2013

Rise in Entrepreneurship Reveals Gender Tensions in Cuba

The transformation of the Cuban economic model has caused the flourishing of self-employed work, understood as not employed by the state.

11 October 2013

The Castor Project Causes Seismic Movements on the Spanish Coast

The tremors may have been caused by injecting gas in an undersea reservoir that the corporation Castor project manages.

10 October 2013

A Tour of Typical Argentine Food

What's the most typical Argentine food? Bloggers comment on the foods which truly capture the flavors found around the country.

8 October 2013

“And Draw Until I Die,” Eight Questions for the Illustrator Lorraine Rodriguez

"Once you discover what you like, what brings you satisfaction, what you know how to do, what you're passionate about more than anything else, then there's no turning back."

4 October 2013

Open Screenplay Competition at the Barranquilla Creative Commons Film Festival

Organizers invite both new and experienced producers from around the world to make a production based on screenplays written and distributed under a Creative Commons license.

26 September 2013

Peru: 7 Magnitude Quake Hits Acari, Arequipa

Some media and citizens report small-scale damage, like rock slides that have blocked part of the southern Panamericana highway. No fatal victims have been reported.

17 June 2013

Rise in Gas Prices Revives Debate over Campaign Promise in Peru

President Humala had promised to set the price to 12 soles (around 4.39 U.S. dollars). But the problem with hydrocarbons is more complex on the international scene.