I've just returned to the U.S. after spending most of my adult life in Chile and I'm looking forward to new adventures! I hold a BA from New York University, an MBA from Loyola University Maryland, as well as certificates in translation studies and simultaneous interpreting. In my free time, I love to travel, meet new people, practice yoga, paint, drink coffee, and read.
Latest posts by Kristina Edinger
The activist side of K-pop in Peru
Peruvian kpoppers were responsible for up to 15 K-pop trending topics on Twitter in 30 days.
Catalonian football team expelled from competition after players insult female squad
"It seems that every time #futfem takes a step forward, some men have to come out their caves and make a scene"."Iros a la cocina, iros a fregar, sois unas mierdas, sois unas guarras": así insultaron los veteranos del Terrassa FC a sus compañeras del equipo femenino.
How free breakfast brought 500 girls back to school in Yemen
Before the project began, one-fifth of the school's students had been absent. Now they're all back in the classroom.
AMLO, Mexico's new pacifist president, will create a militarised police force to fight street crime
As Mexico enters the twelfth year of its armed conflict, the president-elect sparks controversy proposing to militarize the police.
Mexicans celebrate indigenous cuisine with an online healthy food challenge
Mexicans eat more processed food than most Latin American countries despite the country's nutritious indigenous dishes.
Venezuelans say they are unable to access key Google services
Reports of new Internet blocks sound alarms and point to a possible escalation in communication and information control.
Nauta Hogar: A tool for Cuban entrepreneurs
The Nauta Hogar Internet program is a step forward, but it is still not the solution for Cuban businesses in the technology sector.
A new law threatens artistic expression in Cuba
"Your censorship is in the closure of concerts...It was always there, you only legalized it. Then you accuse us of politicizing art...Stop already with the repression...."
Venezuelan education and the specter of ideology
"I imagine Venezuela's [next] generation. . . A generation for whom dissent goes against the idea of the nation. A country of indoctrination, without arguments or debate. A silent country."
The abortion legalization movement in Argentina gets a boost of global solidarity
Support for the movement has expanded on social media to include similar struggles in other counties.
Why do Venezuelans see their country reflected in George Orwell's “1984”?
"Chávez's eyes are on display throughout Venezuela [...] All with the same intention [...] to tell us: "We are the power and we are watching you".
Michel Gonzalez Nuñez: “I imagine it is shocking to approve a ‘homosexual’ law in a ‘revolution’ so pumped with testosterone.”
"If only partially granting rights and liberties makes a society "revolutionary", then someone needs to explain to me what "revolutionary" means. To me, this is a contradiction."
During the World Cup, Mexico gets in trouble when their fans’ chants are called ‘foul’
"In addition to being considered a homophobic scream, the “EEEEEH P…” could cause serious problems for the Mexican National Team" according to FIFA rules.
Agitated debate revives over the destiny of Mexico's protected waters
The signing of 10 presidential decrees is the center of an agitated debate in the press and online.
‘We are victims who assist victims': Documenting human rights violations in Nicaragua
"The legal possibilities are next to none. The act of making an accusation is a gesture of symbolic justice. It is the first step in facing the trauma."
Argentina counts down the hours to the vote on legalizing abortion
"If the law is not approved, those responsable for that torture and the eventual deaths will be the deputies who voted against it..."