Daniela D. Franco

Daniela is a Social Psychologist from Venezuela, she is interested in the changes technology and the development of social networks generate into human interactions, and is currently studying Digital Marketing. She enjoys reading, writing and biking while David Bowie is playing in her iPod.

Venezuelan Expat Talks About the COVID-19 Pandemic in China

If you have recently heard of Venezuela, independently of your personal opinions, you know it’s a country that had it (almost) all, and now things are very difficult. Around 5 million people have left Venezuela and now live in other countries trying to have a better live quality, whatever that means for each individual.

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Peace Treaty in Shambles? Colombian Rebels Kill Journalists

Javier Ortega, Paul Rivas and Efraín Segarra, three Ecuadorian journalists who wanted to investigate a spike of violence in Mataje, a river located between Colombia and Ecuador, but got killed by Colombian rebels just a few days ago. Months ago, Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian President, arranged a peace treaty with the most prominent rebel group, FARC. Colombian people didn’t completely agree with it because, among other points, the deal allowed FARC members to legally participate in political events, and after almost 50 years of violence for drugs, power, and territory, they are not welcomed with open arms.
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Sylvi Listhaug: The Day Norway’s Government Almost Collapsed

The immigration topic is popular all around the world, not just in the United States. Particularly in Europe, where jihadist terrorism has left permanent scars, the humanitarian entrance of Middle East immigrants has triggered quite a debate on every country’s security measures and sleeping terrorist cells. This time, the debate reached Norway, a country known for its people’s happiness and, more recently, for an almost collapsing government. How did this happen? Let’s just say it has something to do with a Facebook comment by Sylvi Listhaug and a political party.
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Jedwabne Pogrom: Is Poland Trying to Erase History?

A few weeks ago, the Polish government approved a new law, making it illegal to associate Poland with Nazi crimes. Basically, saying or writing something like “Polish death camps” is now punishable by law. However, that contradicts actual events surrounding the Jedwabne Pogrom. Read more

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Israel Calls New Polish Law on Nazi Crimes a Whitewash

Why are we still talking about Nazi war crimes? Well, first of all, because remembering these atrocious actions helps us to avoid a similar future, at least in a social and politic context. Secondly, because this year a new law forbids to accuse the Polish government of complicity in Nazi crimes.
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The Sexual Harassment Campaign that Inspired #MeToo

We have all read about Harvey Weinstein’s not so secret preferences of forcing himself on women. We have also read a couple of #MeToo tweets about sexual harassment, and even though this campaign started as a consequence of the Weinstein’s crimes, it actually has a predecessor: #MeuPrimeiroAssedio – #MyFirstHarrassment.
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Réunion Island: France’s Stolen Children

Réunion Island: France’s Stolen Children

Something unexpected happened between 1963 and 1982, 2150 children were taken from Réunion Island, a French region in the Indian Ocean. They were brought to France, promising food, education, health and general cares… but then more than 90% vanished from the map.
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