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Silvia Viñas · March, 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 March, 2014

15 Free (or Very Cheap) Things to Do in Bogotá, Colombia

Bogotá and its price points tend to get a bad rap. This is a very valid point when you consider that the average monthly salary in the city as of...

Unlocking Time: A Collective Virtual Album of Old Photos from Latin America

All links lead to Spanish-language pages #plenoverano en ABRIR EL TIEMPO: los animales inflables en el mar. Fotos playeras de Uruguay, 1940! pic.twitter.com/IM3Tg801 — Abrir el tiempo (@abrireltiempo) January 16,...

Zapatista Textbook Now Available in English

Put on your thinking caps because the first of four Zapatista textbooks from last year’s widely popular escuelita (little school) have been translated to English. For those who are not...

El Salvador's Election Tribunal Announces Winner in Presidential Race

El Salvador's election tribunal announced that Salvador Sánchez Cerén of the left-wing FMLN (Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front) beat conservative candidate Norman Quijano from the ARENA (Nationalist Republican Alliance) party on...

5 Important Points on Colombia's Parliamentary Elections

Bloggings by boz lists 5 points on Colombia's parliamentary elections, which took place on March 9, 2014. 1) Though his coalition lost seats, President Santos keeps a divided and fragile...

Mexicans are Pushing for the ‘Redemocratization’ of Democracy

The Mexican population is not with Peña Nieto or the political class. Even the polls, which are generally most sympathetic to the president, accept that no one supports Peña Nieto....

El Salvador Second Round Election Too Close to Call

Salvadorans went to the polls on Sunday, March 9 to vote in a run-off presidential election, but results are so close that both candidates have declared themselves winners and the...

16 Women Rocking Chile

A photo essay in the website Sentidos Comunes [es] highlights 16 outstanding Chilean women who “are the protagonists of the public agenda in the next five or ten years.” The...

Political Representation: A Key Struggle for Afro-descendants in Colombia

With 5 million people, or 10.6% of the total population, Colombia has the largest Afro-descendant population in Latin America, behind only Brazil, according to a 2005 census. There are, however,...

Can Scientists Help Preserve Latin America's Cultural Heritage?

“We would suggest you dress up a little bit more ‘formal’ when you have to interact with clients”. By “formal” he means, you have to renounce your cultural heritage because...

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