Global Venezuelan. Latinopolitan. Doctor in Education Sciences – Researcher in informal learning, intercultural exchanges and online media.
I'm in love with many areas and I can't choose, so I cross and intercept them. I've researched on new technologies and their role in intercultural sensitivity and gender. I've also written about cultural encounters and explored the world of web literacy and online censorship. I'm also passionately interested in ‘global’ literature and hybrid identities.
My writing work has been published and shared on Global Voices, Public Radio International, IFEX, NACLA and Freemuse, among others.
Latest posts by Laura Vidal
"Postales para la memoria" (postcards for memory) is a collaborative project in which illustrators and writers volunteer to draw portraits and write short biographies of the murdered activists.
Fifty years after the Mexican Movement of 1968, students continue their march against violence and impunity
"We are the grandchildren of '68".
"How much longer [will this go on] and how many more [will die]?"
"In Venezuela, the term 'feminism' has been consumed, abused and above all, distorted by [those] in power."
Run by young reporters from the 130-year-old Colombian newspaper El Espectador, La Pulla combines hard analyzes with a raw sense of humor to delve into complex topics.
"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".
With news and porn sites being blocked, Venezuela's government intensifies its control over mainstream and social media while painting a grim landscape for freedom of speech and access of information.
"Satya, Helen, and Nicola, through their dream of having the tender happiness of a family, broke barriers of exclusion and established the legitimate presence of the diverse human condition."
"If the law is not approved, those responsable for that torture and the eventual deaths will be the deputies who voted against it..."
Argentinians are mocking the president's penny-pinching advice for citizens with higher utility bills
"If you don't have gas or electricity, I can teach you how to make a fire. You just take a stick and rub your hands together," one meme sarcastically says.
"If something should be clear, it is that the youth won't ever be the same. We won't see the places where the massacre occurred in the same way."
"The concept of 'normal' or 'natural' is as relative as humanity itself."
"The government picks all the candidates, sets the rules of the game, forbids any scrutiny [...and] blackmails voters with food and medicine..."
With the Election of Its First Afro-Descendant Vice President, Costa Rica Takes a Step Forward in the Fight Against Racism
“It is a way of reclaiming not only the Costa Rican black community, but the entire black community of Latin America."
Social divisions based on class and race were also part of the many discussions and debates taking place within the movements commemorating March 8th in the region.
Online news magazine "El Estornudo" has been blocked inside Cuba and its editor writes an open letter that can be read in other media outlets inside the island.
Spanish Activist Helena Maleno's Trial in Morocco Is ‘a Way to Intimidate’ Human Rights Defenders, Her Supporters Say
Helena Maleno is accused of participating in a human trafficking network for her work assisting migrants who run into trouble during the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing to Europe.
"Before being music producers, we're 100% music fans."
Theater actors and directors devote efforts to understand, denounce and remember a forgotten ramification of violence in El Salvador -- forced disappearances.