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Silvia Viñas · August, 2012

Uruguayan-Spanish journalist, editor, and blogger. Currently living in Chile, tweeting in English and Spanish under @silviavinas, and blogging on silviavinas.com

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Latest posts by Silvia Viñas from August, 2012

29 August 2012

Chile: Students March in the Thousands for Education Reform

Thousands of students and teachers marched peacefully on Tuesday, August 28, to demand education reform. This massive march is part of the student movement's ongoing efforts to overhaul the education...

25 August 2012

Venezuela: Chaos in Amuay After Oil Refinery Explosion

'The action radius for the propane spheres explosion is devastating. The entrance to Judibana and everything surrounding it is destroyed.' A gas tank explosion in Judibana, Falcón state, has left...

Venezuela: 19 Killed in Blast at Amuay Oil Refinery

24 August 2012

Ecuador on Alert Over Spewing Tungurahua Volcano

The Tungurahua volcano has been spewing pyroclastic material and ash throughout this month, affecting thousands of families, crops, and animals. Scientists and citizens use Twitter and Facebook to inform about...

Bolivian Women Lead TIPNIS Struggle

23 August 2012

Peru's Feminist Activist-Artist: María María Acha-Kutscher

Peruvian feminist, activist and visual artist María María Acha-Kutscher is using the Internet to share her work. From Mexico's Frida Kahlo to Spain's "indignadas" (outraged) and Russia's Pussy Riot, Acha-Kutscher's...

16 August 2012

Ecuador Grants WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Asylum

After much anticipation, Ecuador announced it will grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange is currently inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Twitter has been buzzing with reactions...

Ecuador Grants Political Asylum to WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Ecuador: WikiLeaks Releases “Statement on UK Threat to Storm Ecuadorian Embassy”