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Louella Mahabir

Well, I'm 26 yrs old, I live in Trinidad and foreign languages is one of my passions as well as reading, writing, meeting new people and travelling. I hold a BA in spanish/french from the University of the West Indies and I appreciate being able to see (and participate in) the work that Global voices is doing. I have always been a believer in spreading the word, and Global voices has me in awe of what they are achieving!

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Latest posts by Louella Mahabir

23 August 2012

Colombia: President and Indigenous Leaders Meet to Discuss Cauca Conflict

President Juan Manuel Santos met with the indigenous people of the Cauca to hear their grievances and to talk about the ongoing conflict in this department. Thousands of indigenous people...

11 June 2012

Peru: Conflict in Espinar Creates Rift in Ruling Party

On June 4, the conflict between the Espinar community and the mining company Xstrata Copper took a toll on Peru's ruling party with the resignation of officialist congresswoman Veronika Mendoza,...

25 May 2012

Argentina: Controversy Surrounding Labour Conditions in Production of Yerba Mate

The Province of Misiones, where the famous Iguazú falls can be found, is the current subject of controversy because of the working conditions of yerba mate workers. The AFIP (Federal...

23 May 2012

Peru: Iquitos Faces Aftermath of Record Floods

Reported floods swept the Amazon region in Peru for more than a month, reaching and bypassing the record height of floods recorded in the past. They have now slowly begun...

10 April 2012

Puerto Rico: Kike Estrada's Cartoons Live on the Internet

Enrique "Kike" Estrada is a cartoonist of an endangered species in Puerto Rico. For a cartoonist with his sense of humor, the Internet is the perfect place to exhibit his...

5 March 2012

Venezuela: Rumours About President Chávez's Health Continue

In Venezuela the rumours are far more numerous than reliable information, especially those surrounding the president. Since his cancer diagnosis made some months ago, opinions and forecasts have not stopped.

19 February 2012

Ecuador: Citizens React to Verdict Against Newspaper El Universo

On Thursday, February 16, the highest Ecuadorian court upheld a verdict in favour of President Rafael Correa in a libel case against newspaper El Universo, one of the major dailies...

16 January 2012

Argentina: President Cristina Fernández’ Controversial Cancer Diagnosis

Many showed their support for President Cristina Fernández on social networks using the hashtag #FuerzaCristina after the operation of a supposed cancerous growth in her thyroid; users then quickly reacted...

15 October 2011

Colombia: Palestinian Leader Mahmud Abbas Visits President Santos

In Latin America, the countries that don't recognise Palestine are few --including Colombia. As a result, President Abbas visited Juan Manuel Santos in Bogota to discuss relations between Palestine and...

3 October 2011

Colombia: Mining Debate Continues as New Minister is Appointed

Colombians are using social networks, blogs and YouTube to comment on issues related to mining in the country, like its effects on the environment, the appointment of a new Minister...

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