Kimberly Shiller · November, 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 November, 2012

Social Pressure Halts Evictions Temporarily in Spain

  20 November 2012

After years of action, the associations and platforms that formed in protest against home evictions in Spain achieved their first great success. The Spanish Banking Association announced that all evictions for families with small children, people with disabilities and the long-term unemployed will be suspended for the next two years.

Argentina Lowers Voting Age to 16

  9 November 2012

The possibility to vote at age 16 was passed on the first of November. Although the vote for minors who are 16 and 17 years of age is optional, this change presents a new challenge for Argentinian politicians with respect to the legislative elections of 2013. Here we share some opinions of young new voters.

Peru: Analyzing the Motives behind Violence at La Parada Market

  2 November 2012

On the afternoon of October 25, an operation at the wholesale market La Parada -which is being moved- resulted in a free-for-all between merchants and the police, leading to two deaths and 108 injured, 66 of whom were police officers. These events have been widely reported, disseminated and discussed on blogs and social network sites.

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