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Monica Gutierrez (born in Colombia in 1970) is a Journalist and Creative Director. Her interests are travel, literature, women rights, sustainable development and new media arts. She lives with her husband and child in Brooklyn, New York.

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Diyarbakir Vice

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 12:36 PM

Three journalists who were incarcerated and charged of terrorism by a Turkish judge gained global awareness this week, as rights groups united under the clamor ‪#freevicenewsstaff‬. Two of the British journalists were released but the prospect of freedom remains a grey zone for the third one, Mohammed Ismael Rasool, an...

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El argentino que llevamos dentro

(10) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 1:56 PM


"¡Qué alegría: se murió Cerati!", leía profano el muro de un amigo en Facebook, a quien por poco borro de un click, pero, y sí -¿cómo escribir sin sus palabras?- "pensándolo bien, sé que siempre supe el desenlace. No es momento para ser cobardes", recordé. Y...

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What Is It About Roberto Paradise?

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 12:28 PM


Photo by Adal Maldonado

"Why write about a dealer when you can write about the artists?" Asked me someone I bumped into at the opening of the Whitney Biennial in New York, when I told him I was there to interview Francisco Javier...

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Lalo Is the Word, Puerto Rico His Nation

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 10:02 AM

Eduardo Lalo's selection as this year's recipient of the prestigious Rómulo Gallegos International Novel Prize is an event of transcendental significance. This virtually unknown writer shares the honor with immortals like Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel García Marquez, Carlos Fuentes, Fernando del Paso, Abel Posse, Manuel Mejía Vallejo, Arturo Uslar Pietri,...

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Otro Facebook

(3) Comments | Posted July 25, 2013 | 5:18 PM

Este artículo se preparó en colaboración con Eduardo Rubio, periodista y fotógrafo español. Todas las fotos por Eduardo Rubio ©

Ya estoy hasta la nariz de Facebook. Hasta cierto punto, me colma la propagación fútil de imágenes y contenidos insulsos, que tan poco aportan, y que tanto contribuyen a anestesiar...

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Luis Roldán: Mechanical Ventilation. Interactions with Willys de Castro.

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 4:59 PM

In medicine, "mechanical ventilation" is a method to assist or replace spontaneous breathing. In New York City, right now, is the concept behind an intensively provocative solo show by Colombian artist Luis Roldán, currently going on at Henrique Faría Fine Art.

The cleverly put together exhibition, curated by Juan...

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Miguel Trelles and the Caribbean of the Mind

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 4:13 PM

There is a painter -- a staple of the now so chic and artsy Lower East Side long before it was -- that has always captured my attention because of the powerful nature of his artistic call. I've known this man for almost two decades now, his name is Miguel...

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Do Not Miss the 'Borimix 2012: Index' Art Exhibition

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 8:31 AM

Puerto Rico is a complex collection of people and ideas thriving in and out of the island. High on the list of components of the Puerto Rican concept is arts and culture: undeniably rich, prolific, diverse and with a global reach.

This coming Friday, November 16th at 7:30 p.m....

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Spring in the Desert: Crisis in Mali

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 4:44 PM

This article was written in collaboration with Eduardo Rubio


Not too long ago, traveling on a pinasse up the Niger River from Mopti to Timbuktu often rewarded visitors with an idyllic glimpse of the flow of life in Mali.

On the shores, colorful...

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Colombia Gives Peace a Chance

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 7:46 PM

"The stars are aligned to end the conflict in Colombia", at least for the moment, said a cautious but optimist President Juan Manuel Santos to the local "Semana" magazine this past weekend, only days after he announced to the nation and the world a preliminary agreement with the Revolutionary Armed...

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The United States Needs America More Than Ever

(21) Comments | Posted April 15, 2012 | 7:09 AM

When you mention "America" in the 50 states, it is immediately assumed that you are talking about the United States. When you say "America" everywhere else in the world, the word makes unequivocal reference to the whole concept: including North, Central, South America, the Caribbean, and the adjacent islands. This...

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Frontiers of the Global Village

(1) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 12:31 PM

I know of a Dominican woman who crossed the United States frontier illegally, looking for a better life for her and her family in Puerto Rico. She paid a smuggler a couple thousand dollars to cross the treacherous Mona channel on a small wooden boat, known as a "yola," with...

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Fear and Loathing in the Island that Doesn't Exist

(784) Comments | Posted January 22, 2012 | 8:39 AM

I just came back from the Island that doesn't exist. Almost 3 years had passed since the last time I was there and, apparently, it grew in size. It was always believed its territorial extension was of 100 by 35 miles, but new metrics reveal it is actually a little...

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Charly Alberti Rocks in Green

(1) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 7:22 AM

The arena is full of raving fans -an heterogeneous crowd of teens to forty somethings- and if it weren't for the fact that is 2pm on a weekday, you would easily think you were in a rock concert ready to party all night long. This is what happens when...

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