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Alexandra Quinn

English-language teacher, linguist and lover of all things latina. Currently translating for Global Voices. Committed to the pursuit of knowledge and truth. Strong interests in topics surrounding identity, localization and global/humanitarian diplomacy/ policy. All contradictions intended.

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Latest posts by Alexandra Quinn

17 April 2015

Prejudices Erode in Chilean Floods as Colombian Immigrants Mount a Relief Effort

Colombian immigrants have displayed remarkable solidarity by volunteering for relief work in Chile's flooded cities, challenging many Chileans' anti-immigrant prejudices.

15 October 2013

Peruvian Congressman Michael Urtecho Accused of Corruption

Urtecho will be suspended for 120 days and charged constitutionally. If proven that Congressman was involved in various corrupt acts, a 15-year jail sentence awaits him.

28 August 2013

Missing ‘Bar Heaven’ Patrons in Mexico Found Dead

The bodies of the missing youth from #BarHeaven have been uncovered in a secret grave in Mexico State.

26 June 2013

The Brazil Effect: Thousands Protest ‘For a Better Paraguay’

Following the trend that marked protests in Brazil in the last few weeks, some 3000 people took to the streets of Paraguay's capital to make their voices heard in protest...

19 June 2013

Colombia: Learning from Vallenato

Amongst Colombian Twitter users, the trend of publishing phrases from Vallenato songs -under the tag #Elvallenatomeenseñó (Vallenato taught me)- has emerged, with the intention of highlighting famous lyrics immortalised in...

11 March 2013

Omar Banuchi Finds His Niche in the Puerto Rican Web (Part III)

Banuchi's career path can be seen in the transformation that his illustrations have had in the last five years. The technique has been refined, and the topics point towards an...

8 March 2013

Omar Banuchi Finds His Niche in the Puerto Rican Web (Part II)

Omar Banuchi, a quiet, introverted boy that didn't leave the family appartment much, could easily connect with the stories of superheros capabale of supporting the weight of the world on...

6 March 2013

Omar Banuchi Finds His Niche in the Puerto Rican Web (Part I)

Hugely influenced by the culture of fan boy from comics such as Marvel or DC, Banuchi has fully installed himself in the indie scene of Puerto Rico, where his pixelated...

7 February 2013

Dreams Come Alive, Baseball Player José Contreras Returns to Cuba

The arrival of José Ariel Contreras to Cuba, a Cuban baseball pitcher based in the US since 2002, has moved the habitants of his native province, Pinar del Río, and...

3 February 2013

Ecuador: Humour and Election Time

Humour, satire and a few fines are all part of the environment experienced in Ecuador just a few weeks away from the public choosing their new president, vice-president and other...

16 January 2013

Peru: Flooding of Toll Road Via Parque Rimac

At 3 am on 28th December, 2012, part of the retaining wall of the Rimac River yielded to the flood, alongside the work which was being carried out from the...

20 December 2012

Lobbying and Transparency: Pressuring the European Union

In the European Union, there is considerable political resistance to the culture of transparency. NGOs and bloggers stand up for citizen rights and for participatory democracy.

7 December 2012

Day 2 of Developing Latin America 2012

Technology for Transparency Network

Last Sunday December 2 saw the completion of day 2 of the regional hackathon Developing Latin America 2012, organised by the Ciudadano Inteligente Foundation in eight Latin American countries. After...

6 December 2012

7D: Argentina Prepares for New Media Law

On December 7, 2012, the new Media Law will come into full effect in Argentina. The date is known as 7D. What do the media, government and citizens think about...

2 December 2012

Day 1 of Developing Latin America 2012

Technology for Transparency Network

December 1 saw the start of Developing Latin America 2012 (#DAL2012). The regional hackathon organised by the Ciudadano Inteligente Foundation is being carried out in 8 Latin American countries: Argentina,...

29 November 2012

Developing Latin America Hackathon Draws Near!

Technology for Transparency Network

We are only 2 days short of commencing the regional hackathon Developing Latin America 2012. Anca Matioc, who is in charge of organising the event, spoke with us about the...

23 November 2012

Hackathons in Droves: How is a Hackathon Organised?

Technology for Transparency Network

In the following guest article, J.J. Merelo, Doctor in Physics and Professor at the University of Granada, Spain, tells us of his experience organising educational hackathons in light of the regional...

3 November 2012

Peru: Police Enforce Blockade in La Parada Market

Following the violent events of Thursday, October 25 -that left two dead and more than a hundred injured in the wholesale market La Parada-, finally Saturday 27 saw the execution...

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