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
Miss Peru Pageant Protests Gender Violence to International Applause, but not all Peruvians Are Clapping
"[If] Miss Peru really cared for the well being of Peruvian women [...] they would use that airtime in something more productive than having yet another 'beauty' queen..."
Creative ways of protesting in Venezuela leave traces in different spaces and amplify a variety of points of views around the Venezuelan conflict.
Curious about Chilean cinema and culture? Look no further!
The song and video depicts an ignored working class, living in the shadows often victims of war crimes, police brutality, labor exploitation, anti-immigrant violence and senseless death.
"Indigenous people are not merely empty shells for foreign ideologies to be planted on, but masters and directors of their own story."
"We have to look for more causes other than pure irrational hatred."
The uncontrolled use of personal data means your financial past and health information can be used against you when applying for jobs, enrolling in schools and much more...
"Decolonizing our diets is a political stance, one that rejects white supremacy and Eurocentrism as the organizing narrative of “healthy” food and recognizes cultural knowledge held by our immigrant communities."
The resistance in Venezuela creates shields with images that do much more than protect from tear gas bombs and National Guard attacks.
Detained Venezuela Opposition Leader Transferred to House Arrest, but Hundreds of Political Prisoners Remain in Jail
Opposition leader Leopoldo López was sent home to finish his 14-year sentence under house arrest, but what will happen to the hundreds of political prisoners still behind bars?
"Labels don't make a character. CHARACTER makes a character!"
"Truth is not killed when a journalist is killed."
President Maduro Threatened This Venezuelan Journalist on Twitter, Then His Passport Was Suddenly Declared “Invalid”
César Miguel Rondón was detained at the airport, and his whole family's passports were declared invalid.
"What nerve. Tarek WIlliam Saab, who should ensure the Human Rights of Venezuelans and doesn't do it, goes and talks about Human Rights in #Lebanon."
Protests are spreading across Venezuela, and the number of deaths is only rising, as the crisis between the government and the opposition boils over.
"The money is never enough, there are no medicines, and the streets are full of criminals, and you won't let me protests on top of it all?"
In this first article we present a summary of the series "To eat better", which follows Paraguayans fighting for the right to adequate food and responsible use of land.
"Human rights violations don't have a time limit...Record for the future, when there will be democracy."
"...the official versions have only raised more questions and [have deepened] doubt surrounding already untrustworthy state security agencies."