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L. Finch

Contributor profile · 23 posts · joined 25 November 2011

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I'm journalist, translator, Global Voices sub-editor and Spanish-language lover. Originally from the US Midwest, I now call Madrid home.

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20 February 2014

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Spain's Love-Hate Relationship With The New York Times

The Bridge

A New York Times story about Spain has once again made headlines in Spain. Why does the country care so much about the American paper's coverage?

5 April 2013

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Madrid President Advocates Censorship of Embarrassing Photos

Madrid regional president Ignacio González voiced his support during a radio interview for establishing "certain limits" on the publication of compromising images in the media, saying that "you have to...

1 November 2012

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If Catalonia Declares Independence from Spain, Invasion?

Various people, among them four members of the European Parliament, have spoken of a possible military intervention in Catalonia, Spain, if the region attempts to secede, provoking an avalanche of...

30 October 2012

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What Exactly is a Hackathon? And What is Open Data?

Technology for Transparency Network

We previously announced the next hackathon for Latin America: Developing Latin America 2012. But it's likely that some readers are not sure what a hackathon is or above all, what...

28 October 2012

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Spain: The Minister of Education's Many Gaffes

The Minister of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, José Ignacio Wert, has sparked controversy after controversy since taking up his position less than a year ago. Netizens have not...

28 September 2012

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Spain: Creative Alternatives to an Economy in Crisis

Since the start of the crisis that continues to embroil Spain's economy, many Spaniards have opted out of that economic model and instead created viable alternatives to their economy in...

19 September 2012

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Argentina: Why are Citizens Outraged?

Argentinians calling for "justice, freedom, security and currency exchange" marched on September 13, 2012, throughout the country. In this post, we have gathered citizen analysis which explain the reasoning behind...

10 September 2012

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Spain: Investment Scheme of the Rich and Famous Makes Headlines

Discussion of the SICAV investment scheme reignited this summer in Spain, with the debate focusing on some of the well-known people and companies that take advantage of this fiscal tool...

4 September 2012

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Peru: Colombia-Peru War Remembered 80 Years Later

Eighty years have passed since the taking of Leticia, an Amazonian city which was surrendered to Colombia by Peru in 1929 as a result of the Salamón-Lozano Treaty between the...

29 June 2012

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Spain: Miners on Strike Bring Struggle to the Net

Spanish miners, on strike to protest cuts to their sector, have used social media to further their cause. Take a look at how some of the workers are taking their...

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