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L. Finch

Hey there! I'm Lauren, but I also go by L. Finch or simply L. Among other things, I take care of sub-editing at Global Voices to make sure that every one of our unique stories is easy to read and thought-provoking, no matter where in the world you come from. I'm a journalist and translator with a passion for the Spanish language. In fact, I originally joined the GV community in 2011 as a volunteer translator. In the past, I worked as the Spain regional director for Vocativ and as a metro correspondent for The Boston Globe before that. Though Madrid is now home, I'm originally from the U.S. Midwest and still have the accent to prove it. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @laurenlfinch
and ask me about the proper pronunciation of the word “bag.”

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Latest posts by L. Finch

10 September 2012

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

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

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...

1 June 2012

Mexico: #YoSoy132 Youth Movement Generates Debate

The supposed non-partisanship of the far-reaching youth movement #YoSoy132 has prompted questions and opinions on social networking sites. With a month left before the Mexican elections, take a look at...

12 May 2012

Argentina: Lawmakers Approve Gender Identity Law

Argentina approved a gender identity law, which allows changes of sex and name without going to court. Once word spread of the law's passage, users across the social networking spectrum...

16 April 2012

Mexico: Children in Viral Video Shake Up Presidential Campaign

A video showing everyday examples of corruption, violence, and other scenes acted by children, has sparked mixed reactions in Mexico. The message of the video is that the country has...

7 March 2012

Latin America: Victims of Faulty Breast Implants Take to the Internet

Many woman have come together on social media websites to air their opinions and share information about the problems associated with the PIP breast implants, including arranging for legal action....

24 February 2012

Puerto Rico: Blogosphere Denounces Proposed Cybergag

The Puerto Rican blogosphere reacted to a measure undertaken by the mayor of the city of Mayagüez, José Guillermo Rodríguez, that would have been used to investigate and prosecute people...

21 February 2012

Peru: New Racism Incident Ignites Debate on Social Networks

A movie theater in Lima became the scene of a case that public opinion quickly deemed another example of the ongoing problem of racism in Peru: a 13-year-old boy uttered...

17 February 2012

Peru: The Capture of Comrade Artemio

On February 9, the leader of the terrorist group Shining Path, Comrade Artemio, was captured. Artemio has been a wanted man for some time, being one of the last bosses...

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