An African Tale

An African Tale

I love this picture because they took it ingrafanti. It was my good friend and companion in this adventure, Nasrin from Denmark. Both of us were part of a team of reporters who walked through the tight streets of the Mathare slum in Kenya, looking for faces and images that could embody the everyday life of people in this neighborhood. This is what I found: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjAvtf2W

Mexico: When Corruption “Bites” You

Literally, mordida means “to bite” in Spanish. But in common Mexican slang, it can also refer to bribery. To give money in order to influence the behaviour of the recipient who abuses his/her power. By these means people avoid long tramits or do not pay the penalty of their wrong behaviour. In Mexico, many citizens … Continue reading Mexico: When Corruption “Bites” You

TOP 7 Moments at Global Voices Summit in Nairobi

Last week I arrived to Kenya. It was a long flight, since I had to spend the night in London’s cold and humongous Heathrow, where I drank the most expensive cup of coffee I have ever had in my life and took an hour sleep in turns, with a lovely turkish-german young woman that was … Continue reading TOP 7 Moments at Global Voices Summit in Nairobi

PEN Protesta! In Solidarity with Mexican Writers and Journalists

January 29th, 2012. Mexico City. Today PEN International, the world’s oldest international literary and human rights organization, held an event in Mexico City called PEN Protesta! This gathering was organized to show international solidarity with Mexican writers, poets and journalists; as well as demand security when supporting freedom of expression in Mexico. PEN Protesta! was … Continue reading PEN Protesta! In Solidarity with Mexican Writers and Journalists

Mi Granito de Arena / My Two Cents

Justicia Climática. En pocos días me despido de México nuevamente. Esta vez será solamente por pocos días, ya que me invitan a hablar sobre mi experiencia como joven escribiendo sobre las negociaciones climáticas. El panel en el que participaré será en la serie de conferencias CIVICUS en Montreal, Canadá  Hay mucho que decir sobre el … Continue reading Mi Granito de Arena / My Two Cents