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Juliana Rincón Parra · January, 2012

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 January, 2012

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Video: One Year, One World and 52 Different Stories

  23 January 2012

Video journalist Maggie Padlewska will travel alone for one year, visiting a country each week for a total of 52 countries. During her journey she'll be recording, editing and producing videos of her interactions with communities, organizations and people under-represented by mass media and uploading them to the web.

Colombia: Hip hop and rap artists unite for peace

  21 January 2012

The Conspiracy for Peace is the new video the local rap and hip hop artists have made with the support of the local TV network Telemedellin. The song was written collectively by the artists of Medellin and the surrounding cities for the Peace One Day and is a message of...

Cuba: Imprisoned dissident dies after 50 day Hunger Strike

  20 January 2012

Political dissident Wilmar Villar Mendoza died after a 50 day hunger strike. He was serving a four year sentence for disobedience; he was arrested while leading a peaceful demonstration. The Latin Americanist includes a video of Villar Mendoza protesting last November.

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Guatemala: Child Labor in the Sugar Cane Fields

  18 January 2012

The recent investigation done by journalists of Plaza Publica in Guatemala has uncovered how government authorities, although legally having to prevent child labor, allow children under 14 years of age to work in their cane fields, a physically demanding and dangerous work.

South Africa: Braille Burgers and Social Media

  13 January 2012

A fast food chain in South Africa  delivered 15 burgers to organizations for the Blind: through social media, the story of those 15 burgers reached more than 800,000  people, letting them know about the restaurant's new Braille menu.  What made that strong impression? The burgers’ buns had messages in Braille...

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Mexico Wake Up! Artists United for Peace Go Viral

  4 January 2012

The violence and impunity Mexico has been facing these past years have prompted artists, creators and media to join forces and launch a campaign to change statistics into names and stories. Through a collaborative project they are asking viewers to research other casualties and give voices to the victims of violence.

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