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Laura Vidal

I am a Venezuelan trying to become a researcher in Education Sciences in France. I'm interested in cultural expressions through the 2.0 and how we can discover new horizons with people's stories. I deeply believe in the uniqueness and importance of every culture and in the study of them as a mirror to our own. I blog about about languages, literature, cultures, education and more at Crónicas lenguaraces, a blog with an evil twin hosted by Hypotheses.org in which I share fun stuff I find through my research.

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Latest posts by Laura Vidal

19 January 2012

Venezuela: Childhood, Dance, Folklore… and Propaganda

Carmen Helena González shared pictures of a dance rehearsal through a public photo album on Facebook titled "Venezuela dances to the tune of..." The pictures are accompanied by reflections questioning...

6 December 2011

Venezuela: Government Opponents’ Twitter Accounts Hacked

Hackers who support Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez have been taking over the Twitter accounts of his opponents for the last several months. Netizens haven noticed how certain Twitter users, well...

28 November 2011

Venezuela: World Meeting of Body Art Takes Over Caracas

This year, Caracas hosted The World Meeting of Body Art and some of its most striking expressions were shared through citizen media. Among these creations, indigenous peoples of Venezuela were...

29 July 2010

Venezuela: Allies in Technology, Women Who are Not Afraid of Mice

Venezuelan NGO Aliadas en Cadena (Allies in Chains) created the group Aliadas en Tecnología (Allies in Technology) to promote the use of technology to empower women affected by poverty. Through...

26 July 2010

Venezuela: Foundation for Urban Culture Shut Down

The Foundation for Urban Culture - a fund that promoted culture through books, photography, music and ideas - was recently shut down, allegedly due to financing from the brokerage firm...

20 April 2010

Venezuela: Community Theater Addresses Urban Realities

Nuevo Circo Artístico is a Venezuelan project that uses community theater to engage youth in Caracas to explore the realities of their urban surroundings.

23 March 2010

Venezuela: Concerns About Controls on the Internet

Debate is heating up in Venezuela after decrees and statements from President Hugo Chávez, who questioned how the Internet is being used in the country. Many are interpreting these statements...

24 February 2010

Americas: International Mother Language Day

February 21 marked International Mother Language Day promoted by UNESCO. It was a time in the Americas to reflect on the use of Spanish, as well as the importance of...

9 February 2010

France: International Students in Paris Blog on Cité Babel

The International City of Paris houses a community of international students living and learning at French universities. Their blog and journal "Cité Babel" addresses issues related to identity, cultural exchanges,...

4 January 2010

Venezuela: BlogaCine Attracts Fellow Film Fans

BlogaCine is a blog in which Carlos Caridad-Montero, a Venezuelan filmmaker and fan, passionately writes about local cinema, and which in turn attracts fellow film fans to take part in...

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