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Juliana Rincón Parra · October, 2008

Peruvian-Colombian with a BA in Drama and a passion for life, currently based in Colombia. I also work with the Participatory Culture Foundation on the Amara Subtitles project as the Central and South America Coordinator. I've been with Global Voices since 2006 when I started as a volunteer author for Costa Rica and it changed my life.

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Latest posts by Juliana Rincón Parra from October, 2008

Frightful Facts or Fantastical Fictions?

This third part of the "Lore, ghosts, demons and frights" series has arrived, and we are looking this time a bit beyond the Latin American borders. With this last installment,...

BOBs: Global Videobloggers Compete for Award Part 2

Earlier this week we visited the videoblogs of some of the nominees for the BOBs, Deutsche Welle's Best of Blogs awards. On this second part, we'll see which other videobloggers...

BOBs: Global Videobloggers Compete for Award Part 1

The BOBs, Deutsche Welle's yearly contest for online products: blogs, podcasts and videoblogs has already chosen 176 nominees for the 16 different categories. In the video blogging category, participants from...

Costa Rica: Open Air mine ecological? Bloggers think not.

Costa Rican bloggers have raised their voices in alarm at the government's decision to approve a project to cut down acres of forest for an open air gold mine near...

Colombia: Indigenous Protests and Murders Under Media Blackout

Indigenous groups in the Cauca region of Colombia have been marching and protesting their way to Cali, one of the countries larger cities. Accusations of government fire weapon usage against...

Somalia: Piracy not something to be celebrated

Open sea piracy is discussed by different video bloggers who speak on the recent Somalian piracy incidents, and a behind the scenes look at how governments are protecting World Food...

Canada: Indigenous Femicide on the Spotlight

Canadian documentary which is bringing to public attention the disappearances and murders of more than 500 aboriginal women in Canada in the past 30 years. The film is called Finding...

India: Community Journalism with Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers is an organization of media producers from the villages and slums in India, creating content that is relevant to themselves and screening it inside the communities, reaching thousands...

Dominican Republic: 1st twitter meetup

Claudia Chez Abreu [es] writes about the upcoming Twitter.do meet-up. They still haven't decided on a date, but they are working on a spreadsheet to estimate number of participants who...

El Salvador: Getting a driver's license at 15

Arianna writes at the Dunlaps in San Salvador blog [en] about the process to get a driver's license in El Salvador at 15. In this humorous article in English she...

Latin America: More lore, ghosts, demons and frights

On this second installment on the Myths, Lore and Legends of Latin America, we will get to know the Venezuelan Animas and their unfinished business, the Sayona and the Whistler,...

Honduras: One Man's Struggle to Get out of Debt

La Gringa points us out to English language blog “I owe so much”, where one man writes in English about his experience trying to get out of credit card debt...

Costa Rica: Disappointment in Latin American Idol Results

Cristian Cambronero of Fusil de Chispas writes about the grand finale of Latin American Idol, where Costa Rican Maria Jose was up to the last minute singing for the first...

Colombia: Judiciary power strike not having an impact

Colombian blogger Jaime Ruiz posts in Atrabilioso [es] how the Judiciary power employee strike hasn't really affected the country, to the extent that the President has told them that they...

International Eye on the US Elections

As the US Elections loom closer, international attention to US Policy and the candidates has increased. Projects like Current TV's Collective Journalism and Global Voices' Voices Without Votes have taken...

Paraguay: Explaining the Global Economic Crisis with Monkeys

Muna posts an anonymous parable she says is the perfect analogy for the stock market nowadays. It explains the Wall Street Crisis with monkeys, and can be found both in...

Latin America: lore, ghosts, demons and frights.

The mythology in Latin America is quite rich: some tales have been passed onto us from the Incas, Mayas or Aztecs, and others are colonial imports from Europe. On this...

Colombia: Local Golf Star Becomes Role Model for Kids

In Good Times in Medellin, Medellin Travel writes about how Colombian kids have a new role model to look up to: 26 year old golf star Camilo Villegas, who this...

Chile: Students produce bullying awareness short

Chilean High School students produce a short film titled "Bullying" to share their perspective on teen suicide and it's probable causes. The short uses body language and facial expressions as...

Venezuela: Socialist Shoes Seem Oddly Familiar

Simón Bécquer from the Alternative Reality blog in his post The Converse Shoes of the Socialist Youth [es] shows us the images for the new campaign for Venezuela's Socialist Youth,...

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When I'm not working, if I'm online I'm usually :

Writing for Future Challenges

Adding crafty stuff on Pinterest.

Geeking out on Tumblr

Spreading the word about Universal Subtitles

And ever so often updating my blog [es]


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