Renata Avila, (Guatemalan), is an international Human Rights lawyer, specialising in the next wave of technological challenges to preserve and advance our rights, and better understand the politics of data and their implications on trade, democracy and society. She is an Affiliate with the Stanford Institute of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. She is an Advisory Board member for Creative Commons. She also serves as a Board Member of the Common Action Forum and a Global Trustee of the Think Tank Digital Future Society. She is an advisory member of the initiative Cities for Digital Rights. She co-founded the Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms, the Progressive International and the Polylateral Association, an international platform cooperative for knowledge workers. @avilarenata
Latest posts by Renata Avila from November, 2008
Guatemala: The Kaibiles as Peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The Kabiles are soldiers that are part of the Guatemalan Army that has a poor track record of human rights abuses. Now, they are members of a UN peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Many are wondering whether their controversial and aggressive training methods, and their reputation as a "killing machine" coincides with the task of peacekeeping in this African nation.
Guatemala: The Fiambre and Other Foods for Day of the Dead
What began as an improvised dish called Fiambre made of leftovers and made by nuns in Antigua, Guatemala, has become a tradition during the Day of the Dead holidays. The dish includes up to 150 ingredients including slices of cold cut meats, cheeses, potatoes, and vegetables. The Fiambre and other foods play a large part in the celebration in Guatemalan households.