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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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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...

14 March 2013

Peru: Four Years of Uncertainty for Defendants in ‘Baguazo’ Clashes

Almost four years after clashes in Bagua left an official death toll of 34 (including 23 policemen), the legal status of 53 indigenous men indicted in the death of 12...

28 February 2013

Powerful Union Leader “La Maestra” Arrested in Mexico

The arrest of union leader Elba Esther Gordillo for money laundering has caused a stir in Mexico. "La Maestra" is already behind bars at the Santa Martha Acatitla Social Rehabilitation...

13 February 2013

Latin America: Pope Resigns – Hope, Humour and Speculation Follow

The announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI from the papal throne, or, more specifically, the Supreme Pontificate of the Catholic Church, took the world by surprise on Monday,...

9 January 2013

Twitterer Called to Testify in Spain for Gramsci Quotes

A Twitter user and activist with the 15M "indignant" movement, @almu_en_lucha, has been called to testify before the Spanish police's Technology Crime Squad regarding the content of some of her...

7 January 2013

Borinquen Brass Play Music in Every Corner of Puerto Rico

The brass wind ensemble Borinquen Brass has 13 members, including a percussionist, and six years of experience giving free concerts in Puerto Rico. The ensemble's endeavor is to offer a...

14 December 2012

Plástica Magazine Shines Spotlight on Independent Spanish-Language Music

Plástica is an international journal specializing in the independent Spanish-language music scene. More than just a magazine, Plástica is a project that focuses on high quality, creative music. Its main...

4 December 2012

Ecuadorian Blogger Paúl Moreno is Freed

Ecuadorian blogger Paúl Moreno had been arrested on November 30, 2012, on charges of fraudulent access to computer systems and databases, after he demonstrated that the government website datoseguro.gov.ec lacks...

28 November 2012

Television Network Telecinco Sues Blogger in Spain

Pablo Herreros, the blogger who a few months ago successfully got sponsors of a television show to pull their advertising until TV executives committed to more ethical behavior, was sued...

22 November 2012

Mapa76: Database Journalism Reveals Abuses of the Argentine Dictatorship

Paula Gonzalo of Periodismo Ciudadano (Citizen Journalism) highlights the work of Sandra Crucianelli in the field of database journalism and the Mapa76 project, a map that compiles information about the...

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