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Ela Stapley

A journalist, translator and teacher, Ela is interested in human rights, free speech and Latin American affairs. She writes for investigative news website unfreemedia.com

Follow her on Twitter in both English and Spanish @elastapley

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Latest posts by Ela Stapley

13 March 2011

Peru: The Peruvian Amazon

What does the Amazon mean to Peru and, in turn, Peru to it? Juan Arellano answers these questions with a brief historical summary of the Peruvian Amazon and a compilation...

24 February 2011

Peru: Controversy Over Removal of Anonymity in Electoral Polls

A new policy preventing opinion polls from being conducted anonymously caused a storm in the press and on social networking sites. Finally, faced with a barrage of questions from the...

27 January 2011

El Salvador: 19 Years Since Signing of Peace Agreements

Peace accords ending a Salvadoran civil conflict were signed 19 years ago on January 16, 1992. Although Salvadorans consider the peace agreements were an accomplishment, they feel the country has...

19 December 2010

Chile: Prison Fire Sparks Debate on Social Networking Sites

A fire in a prison in San Miguel in Santiago, Chile, which killed more than 80 prisoners after one of its towers caught fire, caused mixed reactions on social networks....

16 November 2010

Bolivia: When ancestors return, celebrating the ñatitas

Each year on November 8, Bolivians celebrate the festivity of the ñatitas. The ñatitas are little skulls that are taken from homes to the main cemetery of the Bolivian capital,...

5 October 2010

Venezuela: Analysis and Reactions to Legislative Election Results

The results of the legislative elections of September 26 gave the opposition 65 seats in the National Assembly, even though they obtained the majority of the vote with 52%; while...

25 September 2010

The Invisible Border Between Ecuador and Colombia

The Colombia-Ecuador border is once again a contentious issue. Both countries have a border of 586 km and with it a long history of conflict, mutual accusations and reports of...

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