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Silvia Viñas · May, 2013

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 May, 2013

VIDEO: How Two Men Worlds Apart Fought Injustice and Won

Mkhuseli "Khusta" Jack and Oscar Olivera led two different non violent civil resistance movements, one in South Africa in 1985, the other in Bolivia in 2000. A video produced in...

VIDEO: Journalist Who Fled Mexico Speaks

“I abandoned my investigative work. I will never go back to investigative reporting because of the lack of protection by the Mexican state, which should guarantee my family’s safety and...

Colombian Vallenato Hats Made in China

Andrés Bermúdez comments on China Files about ” The day vallenato was sung in Chinese” [es], a musical reaction to the Chinese industrial production of sombreros vueltiaos, one of the...

A President for the Internet?

According to [es]a recent poll [es] by Taringa! in Latin America, around 10 % of Internet users say it is not necessary to have a president for the internet, 8%...

Update on Colombia Peace Process

WOLA (Washington Office on Latin America) has published an update on the talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The report concludes: As they...

Bolivia's Evo Morales Approved for Re-Election Bid

Amid protests and strikes by workers seeking better pensions, Bolivian lawmakers approved legislation that allows President Evo Morales to run for re-election in December 2014.

Mothers of Missing Mexicans Go On Hunger Strike

Mothers and other family members of the missing in Mexico have been holding a hunger strike since May 9 to demand that the government keep its promise to search for...

Over 3,000 Participate in Data Journalism MOOC

More than 3,000 students are participating in the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas‘ second Massive Open Course (MOOC) in Spanish: “Introduction to Data Journalism.” The course began on...

Rios Montt Testifies in Genocide Trial

On the 26th day of the historic Genocide trial against former de facto head of state Efrain Rios Montt and his Head of Intelligence Jose Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez, the prosecution...

Let's Talk About Blogs

1. What do you have in mind when creating a new post? Your personal style? Other blogs? Your experience? Your readers? 2. How do you save your content or remember...

Photos of Modern-Day El Salvador

These are not pictures for tourism purposes — these are pictures to educate and illustrate issues facing modern day El Salvador. Tim's El Salvador Blog links to a collection of...

Costa Rican Blogger (Almost) Meets Obama

While Laura [Chinchilla] was talking, at one point he [Obama] turned and looked toward my direction. I took the opportunity and put on my best smile and raised my hat...

Freedom of the Press in Colombia

Colombians commemorated World Press Freedom Day showing their outrage over the May 1 attack against journalist Ricardo Calderón from Semana magazine. Calderón was investigating corruption among military officers [es]. On...

Internet Freedom Camp in Lima, Peru

Are you in Lima? Would you like to do something to preserve the Internet? Sign up for the 2013 Internet Freedom Camp: two days of free culture and activism in...

Guatemala: State of Siege After Anti-Mining Protests

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