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Sally Seward

Sally is a Spanish to English translator from Colorado, USA. She has lived in Spain and Egypt, and currently resides in Quito, Ecuador. She loves everything that has to do with language and culture and loves being able to make stories from the Spanish-speaking world available in English!

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2 September 2014

Proactive Mexican Twitter Users Are Saying #NotoCensorship of the Satirical Film ‘The Perfect Dictatorship’

In a budding democratic country like Mexico, any expression that is critical of the ruling class is met with a certain amount of resistance and at times censorship.

8 May 2014

Freedom of Speech, the Right that Makes the Defense of Other Rights Possible

The freedom of the press is an essential right established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that protects all members of society.

13 February 2014

Argentina's Polar Bear ‘Arturo’ Will Stay at the Mendoza Zoo

After a medical evaluation, Arturo the polar bear will stay in Argentina. The people of Mendoza and different organizations demand better conditions for him.

5 January 2014

Argentina: Intense Heat Affects Polar Bear in Captivity

The large heat wave in Argentina is affecting the only polar bear in captivity in the country. The people of Argentina are asking to give him decent living conditions.

11 October 2013

Mexico City Gears Up for 2013 Corona Capital Music Festival

Using the hashtag #CC13, Mexicans express their excitement on Twitter for the Corona Capital 2013 music festival where Travis, Stereophonics and Miles Kane, among others, will perform.

30 July 2013

Ecuadorian Football Star Christian Benítez Dies

Football fans are saddened by the unexpected death of the Ecuadorian "Chucho" Benítez, current champion with Club América [Mexico].

23 July 2013

Radio Vieques to Heal Puerto Rican Island Following Years of Bombing Exercises

The island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, suffered over 60 years of use as a United States Navy military base and an area for bombing exercises.

18 June 2013

Julian Assange, Calle 13, and Twitter Users Write a Song Together

René Pérez, from the musical group Calle 13, and Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, gathered ideas and suggestions from Twitter users to write a song together that will go...

17 June 2013

Experts and Citizens Discuss ‘Free Culture’ in Quito, Ecuador

The Second International Congress on Free Culture was held in Quito, Ecuador, focusing on universal access to knowledge, artistic and cultural creation, the administration of culture, collective production, open access...

13 June 2013

Peru: Four Years Since the Indigenous Protests in Bagua

June 5, 2013, marked the passage of four years since the events in Bagua, the protests of indigenous communities in the Amazon against legislative rulings detrimental to their interests. In...

25 May 2013

Rafael Correa Sworn In for Third Term as President of Ecuador

Rafael Correa took office as the President of the Republic of Ecuador to govern until 2017.

24 May 2013

Outrage over Arrest of Two Photojournalists in Spain

The news of the arrest of photojournalist Raúl Capín, in Madrid, was widely shared under the tag #RaúlLibertad on Twitter. Photojournalist Adolfo Luján was also arrested. Many online messages of...

19 May 2013

Peru: Strike in Iquitos in Protest of Corruption

A 24 hour strike in the city of Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon, attempted to call attention to suspected acts of corruption within the Regional Government of Loreto and the...

29 April 2013

Lenin Paladines: Science Fiction from Ecuador

We talked to the young writer from Loja, Ecuador, Lenin Paladines, author of a blog about science fiction with which he hopes to promote reading among young people.

20 April 2013

Monsanto Nominated for Puerto Rico's Agricultural Hall of Fame

As soon as the non-profit organization Acción y Reforma Agrícola announced that it nominated the agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto to the Hall of Fame of Puerto Rican Agriculture, many grassroots...

15 April 2013

Air Show Ends in Tragedy in the Dominican Republic

An aircraft from the Dominican Air Force crashed into the open sea during the Caribbean Air Show while it was performing an acrobatic stunt. The two pilots manning the aircraft...

29 March 2013

Europe for the People, Not the Markets

From March 11 to 17 European citizens organized a week of protests against austerity measures imposed on the countries of the European Union, know as the European Counter Summit. People...

23 March 2013

Close of Google Reader: Google's Dark Side?

Last week Google announced that on July 1, 2013, it will close its RSS feed reader service, known as Google Reader. Spanish-speaking users analyze what the closing of this service...

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