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Silvia Viñas · December, 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 December, 2012

Latin America: Top 5 News Stories from 2012

In World Policy Blog, Global Voices contributor Robert Valencia highlights five “top stories from 2012 that will have an impact in 2013 and beyond”: the war on drugs, Hugo Chávez's...

Venezuela and the WCIT-12

Who will govern the Internet and how? What is Venezuela's position in this debate? These are two questions that Luis Carlos Díaz tries to tackle in a post for Prodavinci...

Voices of Dignity – Women Survivors of Colombia's Armed Conflict

Through the powerful testimonies of Yoladis Zúñiga and Petronila Mendoza -two Colombian women who fled their homes after paramilitaries killed their husbands and raided their villages- the multimedia project Voices...

Mexico: “What is it like to live in Monterrey, really?”

The city continues to have several positive and unique aspects to it. But what has changed? We are not caught between crossfire, held at gunpoint or witness beheadings on a...

Setback in President Chávez's Health Creates Uncertainty in Venezuela

Venezuelan bloggers are reacting to the latest turn in the health of President Hugo Chávez, who has arrived in Cuba for more cancer treatment.

The Future of #YoSoy132 Under Enrique Peña Nieto

What is the future of the youth movement #YoSoy132 (I am 132) under the administration of new Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto? In Vivir México, Link Tilldemann argues [es]: I...

Breastfeeding in Public in Lima, Peru

How do mothers from Lima [Peru] breastfeed in public? Are there breastfeeding areas in malls? Are we protected by law? These are some of my questions as I write, but...

Crossing the Colombia-Venezuela Border

The Colombo-Venezuelan border is a two-faced, majestic beauty burdened by the protracted armed conflict in Colombia, the massive drug trade, and the illegal armed groups that enter and leave both...

14 Mexican Women are Murdered Each Day

Fourteen Mexican women [die] each day as a result of violence according to a report published [es] by the Fundación Origen women’s’ rights group. Erwin C. highlights this report in...

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