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Silvia Viñas · January, 2014

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 January, 2014

Nicaraguan Micro-Fiction by Alberto Sánchez Arguello

  27 January 2014

Blogger Mildred Largaespada of 1001 Trópicos [es] writes about Alberto Sánchez Arguello, a Nicaraguan writer who shares his micro-stories through his Twitter account @7tojil [es]. “He is definitely an outstanding representative of Central American writers 2.0 who use new formats and genres”, she writes. Mildred also shares two micro-stories written...

10 Documentaries on South American Music to Watch Online

  22 January 2014

Nick MacWilliam from the blog Sounds and Colours has compiled a list of 10 documentaries, “looking at all manner of musical styles and movements from the region, with films focused on Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Venezuela.” This list makes no attempt to rank the films, nor does it...

Gender-Based Violence Epidemic Hits Sex Workers in Honduras

  21 January 2014

Despite the fact that sex work is legal in Honduras, many groups and individuals view their actions as immoral. Those who murder sex workers believe they can literally treat these human beings as garbage to be disposed of. Such violence takes place against the broader backdrop of widespread gender- and sexuality-based violence...

Online Platform ‘Ojo al Voto’ Seeks to Lure Young Costa Rican Voters

  17 January 2014

The interactive platform Ojo al voto [es] wants to provide young voters with useful and straightforward information about the upcoming presidential and legislative elections in Costa Rica, scheduled for February 2, 2014. The Hivos Central America website explains: Ojo al voto is an interactive platform, independent from the mainstream media,...

Candidates Face Off in First Presidential Debate in El Salvador

  14 January 2014

Tim's El Salvador Blog summarizes the first presidential debate ever held in El Salvador: The three leading presidential candidates Norman Quijano (ARENA), Salvador Sánchez Cerén (FMLN), and Antonio Saca (Unidad), were joined on the stage by two minor candidates, Óscar Lemus (FPS) and René Rodríguez Hurtado (PSP). The debate had...

Colombians March in Support of Dismissed Bogotá Mayor

  13 January 2014

Supporters marched in Bogotá and in other major cities to support Mayor Gustavo Petro, who was dismissed from his duties by Colombia's Inspector General Alejandro Ordóñez Maldonado and banned from public office for 15 years. Mike's Bogotá Blog shares photos and an account of the march on January 10, 2014:...

Latin America's Black Metal Fans, Punks and Otakus

  10 January 2014

Santiago, Lima, Mexico City and Oaxaca have been some of the cities in which photographer Carla Mc-Kay has photographed punks, thrashers, transvestites, black metal fans, new waves and otakus, recording their everyday lives in their habitat. Sentidos Comunes has published Carla Mc-Kay's photographs in a photo essay titled “Street Youth”...

El Salvador Prepares for Upcoming Presidential Election

  9 January 2014

Salvadorans will go to the polls on February 2, 2014, to elect a new president. Jorge Kawas in PulsAmerica explains: Polls show that the election will be a close call between the left-wing Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional – FMLN) and the right-wing...

“Social Media for Journalists”, a New Massive Online Course

  7 January 2014

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): “Social Media for Journalists: The Basics.” The free course in English starts February 3 and ends March 9, 2014. The MOOC will give students an overview of the use of social media in...

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