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Mary Aviles

Venezuelan journalist based in San Jose, California. 15 years of experience as a reporter, editor and alliance builder in Latin America and the US. Worked with Efe News, BBC, Terra.com, El Nuevo Herald, and others. Co-founded Venezuela Decoded. Follow me @Avilesm

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Venezuela's Oscar Entry Speaks an Indigenous Language

  22 September 2015

“Gone with the River” by Mario Crespo is Venezuela's Oscar entry in the Best Foreign Language Film… https://t.co/XR8tzauaSU — Carlos Aguilar (@Carlos_Film) September 3, 2015 Lo que lleva el río (“Gone With the River”), from Cuban-Venezuelan filmmaker Mario Crespo Dauna, is a Venezuelan film shot almost entirely in Warao, the language...

Media Factory Seeks to Invest in New Digital Media in Latin America

  10 May 2015

Media Factory, a startup accelerator which focuses on the business of online news and journalism, announced the second class of its news acceleration program, seeking to support new digital-only media ventures in Latin America during 2015. Teams should be based anywhere in the region and have a strong professional network, successful experience generating...

Photo of a Mexican Revolutionary Who Looks Like Pacquiao Goes Viral

  2 May 2015

A photo of a Mexican revolutionary who looks like Manny Pacquiao has gone viral few days before the Filipino boxing icon's fight today against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas for three champions belts (OMB, CMB y la AMB) in the welterweight division. In Twitter there were many tweets related to the picture: Resulta que el abuelo de...

Mexican Group Receives International Journalism Recognition Julio Anguita Parrado

  14 April 2015

Periodistas de a Pie (@periodistasdeapie), an active journalist organization that aims to raise the quality of journalism in Mexico, received the International Journalism Award Julio Anguita Parrado in Spain. Through training and exchanging investigation techniques, experiences, reporting strategies, narrative styles and ways of approaching a story with colleagues, the group aims...

Before the Border: The Immigrant Odyseey Across Mexico

  31 March 2015

The perils of crossing the border between Mexico and the United States are well documented, but for thousands of undocumented migrants from Central America, crossing Mexico is even more dangerous. To reach the US border, undocumented migrants from Central America undertake a dangerous 1,500-mile trip through Mexico, where they risk...

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