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Nina Shield

Freelance translator and editor with an M.A. in applied linguistics. Global Voices Spanish > English volunteer translator.

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Latest posts by Nina Shield

21 May 2014

PetroPalestine: Another Clash Between Chavez Supporters and Opponents in Venezuela

"What are we gaining with PetroPalestine?", Venezuelans asked on social media after the Venezuelan government announced an agreement to send oil and diesel to Palestine.

7 March 2014

Latin American Women Say ‘No’ to Catcalls

Artists and web users share photos and illustrations to criticize catcalling and demand respect for women.

13 January 2014

Murder of Former Miss Venezuela Reignites Discussion About Violent Crime

Actress Mónica Spear, her ex-husband and her five year old daughter were attacked by thieves on a Venezuelan highway. Spear and her ex-husband were killed.

12 November 2013

Bolivian Twitter Users Arrested For Photographing Historic Building

Two Bolivian Twitter users were arbitrarily arrested by the police for taking photographs of historic buildings. Bolivian netizens came to their defense immediately after being alerted by a tweet.

1 October 2013

Spain Is Not Very Happy

According to a study by the Carlos III University in Madrid, Spaniards rank 49th out of 112 countries in happiness .

20 August 2013

Spanish Government's Complaint Box Causes Boomerang Effect

Why has the Spanish government's "complaint box" caused such controversy? Elena Arrontes explains.

4 July 2013

“#LaSegundaYaTal,” Another Significant Contribution to Twitter by the Spanish Government

On Friday, June 28, at an appearance following a meeting at the European Council in Brussels, Spanish President Mariano Rajoy coined a new expression that was trending on Twitter within...

22 May 2013

Panama President Levels Dirty Accusations Against Journalist on Twitter

The president called a journalist who wrote an article about his electricity-related business dealings a "sexual harasser" and "crooked" (accepting bribes or blackmail). The social networks reacted in a variety...

14 May 2013

Dominican Catholic Church Sues NGO for Sexual Education Campaign

The Catholic Church filed a claim against the Dominican Association for Family Welfare (Profamilia) to withdraw their advertising campaign, "Your sexual and reproductive rights are human rights."

8 April 2013

King of Spain's Swiss Bank Accounts No Longer a Secret

The latest scandal to hit the monarchy has exposed the existence of various Swiss bank accounts under the names of the king of Spain and other members of the royal...

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