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Silvia Viñas · July, 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 July, 2013

Colombia: Welcome to Downtown Medellín

Downtown Medellin, my home, is one of the most colorful places I have known in my life. It’s not the prettiest or safest place on earth, but it’s very interesting,...

Denouncing Abuses via Social Networks in Mexico and Brazil

Cellular phone cameras have become a powerful tool for journalists and citizens in reporting requests for bribes and other excessive uses of power. In Mexico, cellular phones and social networks have also...

App Tracks Argentina's Congress Voting Records

An app called “Década votada” (A decade in votes) [es] aims to help citizens understand “Argentina’s National Congress elections and the degree of each candidate’s allegiance to their party at...

Young and Old United in Nicaragua's #OcupaINSS Movement

Nicaragua's youth began using the hashtag #OcupaINSS [es] to show their solidarity with the senior citizens that were protesting to demand partial pensions from the government. Blogger Mildred Largaespada of...

Honduran Indigenous Leader Killed

This is a story of exploitation of Honduras’ natural resources, and of popular opposition to their destructive effects, largely ignored outside activist media outlets. RAJ in Honduras Culture and Politics...

The State of the Internet in Bolivia

In Bolivia we have 1.4 million Internet connections. […] 82.5% of Internet connections are concentrated in the ‘axis’ departments (La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz). Global Voices contributor Pablo Andrés...

Intra-urban Displacement in Medellín, Colombia

[…] ultimately, every one of the thousands of people displaced within Medellin faces the same grim choice: Lose your house, job, and community — or lose your life. James Bargent...

Global Voices Launches Partnership with North American Congress on Latin America

Global Voices and The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) have launched a new partnership that will combine Global Voices’ focus on citizen media and NACLA’s analysis and expertise...

Immigrants on U.S Immigration Reform

As usual, the one thing the media aren’t covering is what the immigrants themselves think about immigration reform. In Upside Down World, David L. Wilson writes about a meeting held...

VIDEO: Eviction of a Chilean School

“The Eviction” is a documentary film about our fight against the chilean educational system. We want the whole world to see how the Chilean government is treating our students.

Economics Behind Colombia's Peasant Revolt

The agrarian problem explains the restlessness and open rebellion of the peasantry against the neo-liberal economic policies and the growing encroachments of rentier capitalism. In Cuadernos Colombianos, a blog from...

VIDEO: Stories from Argentina's Floods

New Travel Blog ‘LatinAmericando’

Bloggers Edu (@ProyectosEdu) [es], Isa (@nscap) [es] and Mafi (@MafiViajera) [es] launched [es] a new travel blog called LatinAmericando [es], “a nomadic lifestyle open to whatever surprises us on the...

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