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Erin Walton

Australian freelance writer currently based in Chile's Central Valley. Spanish to English translator and volunteer translator for Global Voices. Makes gourmet jam when not writing.

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17 February 2014

From Facebook to the Street: Activism on Cusco's Walls

A central wall in Cusco has become the epicenter of local activism, joining initiatives born both online and offline.

17 January 2014

Mexican Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón Nominated for Oscar for ‘Gravity’

Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón has been nominated for the Oscar for Best Director, plus 9 others, for his work on 'Gravity'.

30 December 2013

The Best of Infoactivism LATAM 2013

The SocialTIC team lists "The Year's Best in Latin American Infoactivism," projects and events that inspired them to use the TIC to generate social impact in 2013.

12 December 2013

Uruguay Legalizes the Sale and Production of Marijuana

With 16 votes for and 13 against, the Uruguayan Senate passed a bill regulating production and distribution of marihuana, making waves and stirring up opinion both nationally and internationally.

7 December 2013

“Take Back the Tech” Campaign: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

From 25th November - 10th December, take part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign, organized by Take Back the Tech.

22 November 2013

10 Years After Fatal Police Operation, Ecuadorian Court Reopens the ‘Fybeca Case’

Assailants and a special police group at the fringes of the law clashed in a pharmacy in November 2003, leaving 8 dead, 3 missing and, even today, dozens of questions.

20 November 2013

No One Found Guilty of ‘Prestige’ Oil Disaster in Spain

After 10 years of investigation and a nine-month trial, Galicia's High Court of Justice has acquitted the three defendants of all crimes against the environment.

12 November 2013

200,000 Dominicans of Haitian Descent are Stripped of Citizenship

A myriad of NGOs and social activists have demonstrated against a sentence which has denationalized almost 250 000 Dominicans of Haitian descent.

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