I am a Venezuelan trying to become a researcher in Education Sciences in France. I'm interested in cultural expressions through the 2.0 and how we can discover new horizons with people's stories. I deeply believe in the uniqueness and importance of every culture and in the study of them as a mirror to our own. I blog about about languages, literature, cultures, education and more at Crónicas lenguaraces, a blog with an evil twin hosted by Hypotheses.org in which I share fun stuff I find through my research.
Latest posts by Laura Vidal
11 December 2016
25 November 2016
23 November 2016
The recent and growing Venezuelan diaspora discusses ideas of country, identity and homesickness while they look back at the country's economic and political crisis.
8 November 2016
There are some things linking US presidential candidate Donald Trump and the late Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez. Here they are.
29 October 2016
18 October 2016
The first in a series by Kurtural on Paraguayan education and how the country is taking this right for all and turning it into a privilege for a few.
5 October 2016
2 October 2016
"Because Colombians have the capital, made this peace possible, and are already so close, it would be crazy not to [go through with it]."
26 September 2016
8 September 2016
"Critical thinking is an ability, a competency that should be developed in physics, in mathematics, in psychology, or in any subject."
Lawyer and journalist Braulio Jatar was arrested and accused of money laundering, but netizens and journalists believe his reporting on protests against president Nicolas Maduro was the real reason.
5 September 2016
2 September 2016
An opposition demonstration on September 1 has exposed major tensions between the Venezuelan government and its critics. Local independent and citizen media are watching the story closely.
6 July 2016
“Mariana Is So Lesbian” accomplishes several objectives: reviving a genre, advocating for lesbians' rights, and exploring the experiences of those who lived in Ecuador when homosexuality was still a crime.
23 June 2016
For a Short Time, Documentary ‘Humano’ Is Free to Watch Online in Celebration of the Incan Sun Festival
"Humano" follows the quest of a young man in search of answers about the human condition in the Peruvian Andes.
When Diana D'Agostino disparaged the women supporting the government, calling them “poorly dressed, dirty, or walking around without makeup,” she doesn't seem to have anticipated the public's response.
6 June 2016
23 May 2016
"Having a good sense of humor is self-criticism, and these 'telepresidents,' which is what I call politicians who are obsessed with the screen, don’t accept any type of criticism."
17 May 2016
17 April 2016
"Some of my students there are in shock, they have no strength, they can't even speak [...] They say Pedernales is destroyed."