Kimberly Shiller · September, 2012

I am an English teacher living in Madrid. Before moving to Spain, I spent four years in Madison, Wisconsin where I received a degree in History and Spanish. I grew up in a suburb of New York City, where most of my family and friends still live.

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Latest posts by Kimberly Shiller from September, 2012

Peru: Activists Begin “Civic Crusade” in Defense of the Nanay River

  27 September 2012

In our first post in this tree-part series we briefly introduced some water-related issues in Iquitos, and later presented the controversy generated by the transnational Conoco Phillips and their exploration and search for hydrocarbons in the Nanay River basin. In this post we continue addressing the issue and discuss how organizations like the Water Committee are fighting this problem.

Internet Activa: A Course on Digital Rights and Civil Liberties

  24 September 2012

With the sponsorship of Google and the support of the organization Red Pa Todos, the Karisma foundation has launched Internet Activa, "an open, [free], and digital online course aimed at supporting those who want to actively participate in defending the open, participatory, and free Internet that we know."

United States: Occupy Wall Street, One Year Later

  24 September 2012

September 15-17 2012 marked the first year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Scenes that took place during the inception of the movement repeated themselves: hundreds of arrests were reported on Saturday the 15th amidst the protests that culminated on Monday the 17th in the neighborhood near the stock exchange.

Venezuela: Discussion and Debate on the Road to Election Day

  19 September 2012

With less than a month left before the presidential elections, the conversation online highlights the separation between the visions incumbent Hugo Chávez and opponent Henrique Capriles have for the future of Venezuela. A collection of statements helps us further understand the complexities that remain hidden behind a division that, on the surface, only has two sides.

United States: Spanish Stands Out in Political Conventions

  17 September 2012

In the race for the White House, the political conventions held at the end of August and beginning of September served as a showcase for the Republican and Democratic parties. This year, the conventions demonstrated the continuously growing importance of the Spanish language.

Peru: Alternative Mistura: Eating in the Street

  16 September 2012

Peruvians and foreigners visited the famous Mistura gastronomic fair in Lima from September 7 to 16. However, in the Peruvian capital you can find great food at any time of the year, even in the most unexpected places. Juan Arellano takes us on a video tour through the various foods that can be found on the streets of Lima.

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