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Laura Vidal

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 in which I share fun stuff I find through my research.

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Latest posts by Laura Vidal

25 November 2014

16 Days to Campaign Against Gender Violence

During the campaign we will publish stories, debates and conversations from social media around the world.

14 November 2014

Bodies Found in Southwest Mexico Aren't Those of Missing Ayotzinapa Students

Argentinian forensic experts say remains discovered in a garbage dump don't match the identities of the 43 student teachers who disappeared in September after being attacked by police and criminals.

1 September 2014

Is Venezuelan Film ‘The Liberator’ a Historical Biopic or Propaganda Blockbuster?

The premier of the biopic about the life and times of Venezuelan freedom fighter Simon Bolívar, "The Liberator," sparked debate on where historical truth ends and political propaganda begins.

28 August 2014

From a “Gaza Stripper” in Texas to Chinese Migrants in Egypt, Kim Badawi Photographs Intercultural Encounters

In this interview, photographer Kim Badawi discusses his work on cultural encounters, and on the role of social media when mainstream news fails to report stories that matter to communities.

26 August 2014

Does Venezuela's Smiling Tourism Cartoon ‘Cheverito’ Ignore the Country's Grim Realities?

In less than one week, 'Cheverito', the cartoon character created by the Ministry of Tourism to boost tourism in Venezuela, was the center of criticism, attack and debates.

1 August 2014

On the Walls and the Web, A Venezuelan Art Collective Supports Socialism

In their blog titled No Sabemos Disparar, a group promotes and illustrates their urban action in different communities within and outside of the Venezuelan capital.

3 June 2014

Typical Venezuelan Expressions, Illustrated and Translated Into English

Daisy Patton illustrates personal interpretations of traditional sayings with typical Venezuelan humor and color, that reflects a vision of a culture seeking to understand another through colloquial use of language.

21 May 2014

PetroPalestine: Another Clash Between Chavez Supporters and Opponents in Venezuela

"What are we gaining with PetroPalestine?", Venezuelans asked on social media after the Venezuelan government announced an agreement to send oil and diesel to Palestine.

30 April 2014

YouTube Video Series ‘Argumentos’ Offers Insight Into Venezuelan Conflict

'Arguments' is a series of videos on YouTube that offers insights across Venezuelan society through the opinions of various personalities who know about the reality of the country.

16 April 2014

Venezuela: Dialogues on the Dialogue

The Venezuelan crisis finally saw an attempt at a dialogue between the government and the opposition, in conversations televised that kept most Venezuelans glued to their screens.

7 March 2014

What do Government Supporters Have to Say About Protests in Venezuela?

Two major trends are found online, often under the same tags. We explore the views seen on the Internet during the protests, from the side of the advocates of chavismo.

15 February 2014

Reflections Amid Protests and Chaos in Venezuela

Contradictory information, extreme opinions, and fears expressed by both sides continue to circulate amid hashtags, tweets, and blogs. Bloggers reflect on the ongoing protests and the government's response.

18 December 2013

“We Are More Alive Than Ever:” Coral Herrera and the Struggle for Gender Equality

In this second part of an interview with scholar and blogger Coral Herrera we discuss the struggle for gender equality in Latin America and the road that remains before us.

12 December 2013

Romantic Love vs. Gender Equality: An Interview with Coral Herrera

Coral Herrera is a blogger and an expert in gender relations, specifically regarding the construction of romantic love. Author Laura Vidal interviews Herrera for this two part series.

24 September 2013

Latin America: “Where do the Disappeared go?”

The internet is a source of innumerable initiatives and stories that remember the disappeared and fight against impunity.

23 September 2013

Latin America Remembers the Disappeared

The disappearance of people has left a profound footprint in Latin America, where cases of disappearance still exist today. Photographs, songs and blogs help to keep memories alive.

17 June 2013

Venezuelan Universities On Strike Demand Economic Improvements

Venezuelan universities have declared an indefinite strike to demand an improvement in professor wages. As such, with the controversies that have taken place in recent months between government representatives and...

22 April 2013

Venezuela: The Start of Reconciliation?

In the midst of the confusion and clashes that set the standard in the streets and on the Internet after the elections on 14th April, citizen media were also the...

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