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L. Finch

Hey there! I'm Lauren, but I also go by L. Finch or simply L. Among other things, I work with our contributors to make sure their stories are easy to understand and thought-provoking. I'm a journalist and translator with a passion for the Spanish language. In fact, I originally joined the GV community in 2011 as a volunteer translator. In the past, I worked as the Spain regional director for Vocativ and as a metro correspondent for The Boston Globe. Though Spain is now home, I'm originally from the US Midwest and still have the accent to prove it. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @laurenlfinch and ask me about the proper pronunciation of the word “bag.”

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Latest posts by L. Finch

27 April 2017

It’s a Small World After All: Into the Deep Podcast

Spend time with someone from a different country or who speaks a different language, and you'll soon realize you have more in common than you first thought.

25 March 2017

What's Old Is New: Are You Listening? Podcast

We take you to Jamaica, Indonesia, Syria, Macedonia and Ethiopia for tales of remembering, revival and resurgence in this podcast.

28 February 2017

The Face of Resistance: Are You Listening? Podcast

In this episde, we take you to India, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago to introduce you to the Face of Resistance in a globalized world.

15 February 2017

Her Syrian Resistance: Into the Deep Podcast

When we want to truly understand what’s going on in Syria, we, at Global Voices, always turn to Marcell Shehwaro.

30 December 2016

There Were Many Bright Spots to Be Found Amid the Doom and Gloom of 2016

Here's a list of 41 Global Voices stories about the strength and creativity of the human spirit, proving that 2016 wasn't an annus horribilis through and through.

28 December 2016

Bangladesh’s New Year's Celebration of Diversity: Into the Deep Podcast

What might look like just a street party is actually a creative stand for unity—and against the forces of intolerance who seek to divide and oppress Bangladeshis.

23 December 2016

Things Are Not What They Seem: The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast

This week, we take you to Paraguay, Iran, Qatar and the Caribbean.

22 November 2016

Love Trumps Hate: The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast

This week we start in the US, where Omar Mohamad narrates his piece "America I used to love you", and then we take you to Cuba, Syria, and Taiwan.

9 November 2016

Who Is Duterte? Into the Deep Podcast

He’s called US President Obama a son of a whore. His war on drugs has killed thousands. But that’s only half the story when it comes to Philippines President Duterte.

14 October 2016

She Needs Justice: The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast

This week, we’ll introduce you to women seeking or achieving justice in Poland, Uruguay, Russia and Syria.

6 October 2016

‘No’ to Peace in Colombia: Into the Deep Podcast

This week, we dig deep into why Colombians voted down a peace deal that would have brought an end to a war that has lasted for more than 50 years.

28 September 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: We, the People

This week, we speak to our contributors Elizabeth Rivera, Giovanna Salazar and Juan Tadeo about popular discontent with politics in Mexico.

13 September 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Disturbing the Peace

This week, we take you to Ukraine, Russia, Singapore, India and Brazil.

20 August 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Status Quo Has Got to Go

This week we tell you tales of protest, tragedy, and discrimination from Ethiopia, Egypt, Pakistan, Trinidad and Australia.

4 August 2016

US Politics? No, Thanks. Pass the Tomatoes.

The Bridge

Funny how tastes can change.

1 August 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices: Pokémon Go Gets Political

This week, we take you to Iran, Japan, China, Mexico and Timor-Leste.

18 July 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Freedom, Not Control

This week we take you to Puerto Rico, Indian-administered Kashmir, Nepal, China and Myanmar.

1 July 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Brexit, Brexit Everywhere

This week, we take you to the Caribbean, Brazil, Russia, Tanzania and Azerbaijan.

17 June 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Just Do Your Job, Man.

This week we take you to Russia, India, Madagascar, Venezuela and Singapore.

3 June 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Unsung Heroes

This week, we head to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Japan, Myanmar, Brazil and Syria.

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