Teodora is a socio-cultural anthropologist and translator with international professional and educational background. Teodora has extensive translation and editing experience for academic presses, print and online media. As researcher, Teodora is interested in promoting a better understanding of the complex contemporary social, political, cultural and environmental issues, with a focus on the underrepresented perspectives of the marginalized, indigenous communities worldwide. With cultural and social sensitivity, Teodora contributes to projects, like Global Voices, that raise awareness about the inequalities, lack of freedom and human rights violations around the world.
Latest posts by Teodora C. Hasegan
‘Harvesting water’: Indigenous Bolivian women lead organic farming project against climate change
More than 120 Guaraní women from Timboy Tiguasú in the Bolivian Chaco lead agroecological production without pesticides and with harvesting, storage, and distribution of water.
Reggaetón, the Latin American ambassador to the world
Nowadays the region's cultural industries have a greater influence worldwide than any other expression on the continent. Why is this?
The leader of the largest Amazonian Indigenous organization, now divided, believes that women can unify it
One of the most important Indigenous organizations is fragmented. Fany Kiuru believes that women can strengthen it.
Argentine feminist movement continues to diversify its ranks
In 2023, feminist struggles in Argentina continue to diversify as the realities of all women are being taken into account both in their activities and in their identities.
Poisonings and evictions in Paraguay driven by Europe's meat industry
McDonald's, KFC, and Carrefour, among others, sell meat produced with soybeans linked to human rights violations in Paraguay.
In Guatemala, Mayan families ask for wisdom, health, and strength for 2023
"This Mayejak is carried out to ask permission from our Mother Earth, the hills and valleys that surround us and the 20 Nahuales that represent the days of the Mayan month."
Indigenous and proud: A Maya-speaker’s reaction to ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’
The values that my family fostered in me encouraged me to “Remember who you are, no matter where you want to go,” and the Indigenous communities now know that we can go a long way.
Welcome the new year with these joyful traditions from Latin America
We share some cheerful, curious, superstitious, and adventurous customs from Latin America to say goodbye to the old year and open a new chapter in our lives.
The Venezuelan diaspora in London seeks ways to save lives in Venezuela
"It is as if the heaviness of migratory grief for so many losses and even regrets has been transformed into a source of honor and an impetus of solidarity and brotherhood."
Colmena: an open source media platform connecting Indigenous and rural communities
"The name 'Colmena', for me, represents a commitment to diversity."
Water scarcity in Indigenous communities should be reported on, a young Bolivian journalist says
What does a media search for the words "incendio" and "chaqueo" reveal? Brisa Abapori considers that these words were relevant in the media only during the fires, afterwards they were neglected.
Creating new, local narratives on climate change in the Bolivian Chaco
Young Indigenous journalists propose more representative media coverage of climate change focused on their lived realities in the Gran Chaco, Bolivia that extends beyond natural disasters.
Digital connectivity projects reduce climate change impacts in Gran Chaco, South America
Connectivity and access to technology allow the Gran Chaco communities to organize, communicate and react in a more timely manner to climatic emergencies.
A Mayan spiritual guide accused of ‘witchcraft’ in Guatemala, later released
Adela Choc Cuz, ancestral authority and member of the anti-mining resistance of El Estor, was accused of witchcraft and later released.
Five Latin American media that refuse to be silenced
Journalism in Latin America is facing many forms of silencing. These independent outlets break through censorship with innovative ideas.
Five independent journalists who have impacted Cuba
In a country with limited press freedom and restricted access to independent media, these five journalists have impacted Cuban media with their distinct and independent perspectives.
‘Ancestral medicine offers a renewed hope for life,’ says Afro-Ecuadorian healer
An interview with María Eugenia Quiñónez Castillo, an Afro-Ecuadorian ancestral healer.
In their own words: How Latinas with disabilities persevere during the pandemic
To combat isolation and discrimination, the women interviewed joined forces with other people with disabilities, activists, and associations to join together in solidarity and make change.
Community radio schools: educational alternatives in the context of digital divide
A Bolivian radio project made education accessible to children stuck in their homes, without books, notebooks, information, or internet connection.
Seed exchange in Colombia promotes traditional knowledge and food sovereignty
Different varieties of potatoes and corn, among other foods, are exchanged to recover ancestral ways of consumption.
A certificate for grazing cattle: Empowering Bolivia's Aymara people by recognizing their work
The certification process allows a community that was valued before colonization to be revalued in order to be self-sustainable and for the reproduction of the life systems.