Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

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arzaba Twitter: andrea_arzabaAndrea

Journalist, photographer, communicator. Interested in environment, development, youth and culture. A bit of a dreamer, a traveler and a dancer.
  • The (other) story of wind energy in Mexico

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    “Leave the oil in the soil and the coal in the hole”  is one of the many chants that young activists repeat at the United Nations Climate Change Conference year after year. This phrase comes from the poem read by the Nigerian environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey at the World People’s Conference on […]

  • Hand-made Crafts: Survival in a Globalized World

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    When I was a young girl, my parents always advised me never to bargain with artisans who sell hand-made crafts in Mexico but to pay the price that was asked. Why? Because the artisans hardly make enough money to live on with the low prices of the products they sell. […]

  • Coca-Cola Ad in Mayan Communities, Mexico

    Coca-Cola: Globalization in the Modern Mayan World

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    We know we’re living in a globalized world when we realize we’re able to go to our local grocery store and find food from every continent or when our need for news can access any publication anywhere in the world in seconds. But you also know it when you find […]

  • Flowers. Photo by OrniCosa on Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

    Lost in a literate-designed-world

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    Eight o’clock at night. An indigenous community in central Mexico surrounded by verdant mountains. The moon is set brightly yellow, as it became the only light to illuminate the small houses spread across the large hills. Tomasa ran across the grasslands with her slippers in hand. Barefoot, since that way […]