Latest posts by Rachael Lynch
Venezuela: The Horror Beyond the Door
"The stench of the tear gas is everywhere. You can still hear the muffled echo of explosions, sometimes far away, sometimes close by. A constant, incomprehensible chain of events. ""Seguí sin comprender el motivo del ataque. ¿Existe alguna justificación a su potencia desproporcionada? El mero pensamiento me llena de amargura. No la hay, por supuesto."
Protests Still Spreading in Venezuela, Despite Political Repression
Protests are spreading across Venezuela, and the number of deaths is only rising, as the crisis between the government and the opposition boils over.
War Between Spain and the UK Over Gibraltar? Social Media Says No Way, José!
"Why would we want Gibraltar, if we can't already exit a roundabout driving on the right imagine us on the opposite side!!!"
Protests and Fraud Allegations Follow Ecuador's Presidential Election
"Dividing the country into two irreconciliable parts with a 50% split : Rafael Correa Delgado's greatest achievement."
Woman in Mexico Copes With Sister's Femicide by Fighting the Patriarchy
Nadia Muciño was murdered by her husband and her brother-in-law in February 2004. This, however, is not her story. This is the story of her youngest sister, Viviana.
An LGBT Blog Is Suspended Over Mention of Cuba’s 1960s-Era Labor Camps
"I honestly hoped it was a technical glitch...I don't know how this 'defames the Revolution,' as the judgment issued to us says."
Ecuador Government Seizes TV Channel's Equipment, Leaving It Off the Air
The owner of a popular Ecuadorian TV station that went off the air after the seizure of equipment by the police says the action was motivated by the station's reporting.
Transgender Woman Elected to Venezuelan National Assembly
The first transgender candidate in Venezuelan history hopes to reach the National Assembly and bring up issues like marriage equality and name and gender changes on identity documents.
The Struggle of More Than One Thousand Cuban Immigrants Stranded in Central America
Some 1,500 Cubans are stranded at the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua after Nicaragua denies them entry, and violently turns them away alleging "violation of sovereignty."