Carolina Vásquez Araya

Periodista y editora con más de 30 años de experiencia, cuyos logros profesionales en el desarrollo de proyectos de gran éxito avalan sus cualidades de liderazgo, creatividad y relaciones públicas. Ha aportado sus conocimientos en proyectos de organizaciones con intereses orientados al desarrollo social, cultural y económico del país, con especial énfasis en el sector de cultura y educación, emprendimiento, derechos humanos, justicia, ambiente, mujeres y niñez. Chilena en Guatemala. elquintopatio.wordpress.com

The “unbearable lightness” of politics

High altitudes are characterised by a marked lack of oxygen. The world is upside down. Not only as a product of the events provoked by climate change or the absurd and irresponsible way of destroying what has been placed in…

Depth charges

The undermining of democracies is a long-standing strategy. Anyone who has ever been a fan of war movies will know how depth charges used against enemy submarines work. Used extensively during the naval battles of the Second World War, these…

Missed opportunities

Citizen action is the most effective weapon against abuse of authority. The possibility of bringing about change in a political, economic and social system, such as those currently prevailing in our countries, which are advancing so precariously under pseudo-capitalist regimes…

An ancient battlefield

“The woman’s problem has always been a man’s problem” Simone de Beauvoir. In recent days, three decisions of the US Supreme Court have outlined the path of a radical step backward in terms of rights, but also the confirmation of…

The effect of a tiny bug

Deprived of accurate and reliable information, the pandemic continues to advance. Alerts are of no use when our vital impulse is to return to normality, reunite with friends and family or enjoy the cultural activities we had put aside. That…

The subtle deception of the networks

We have come to technology with a low level of understanding. Social networks have us dazzled. We believe, in our narrow margin of familiarity with the world of virtual communication, in an illusion of influence towards a universe of which…

The Rebellious Seed

Violence against indigenous peoples has only made them stronger. Throughout our America, but also in the rest of the world, the harassment and criminal violence against indigenous communities that do not give in to the invasion of their territories has…

The brevity of life

What the statistics don’t show: the lasting effects of extreme poverty. Latin America is a rich continent. We know this when the media show us the prosperity of the most powerful and the cunningly legalised way in which they appropriate…

The marked woman

Religious intolerance imposed on the majority resembles another form of fascism. The sentencing of a Salvadoran woman to 30 years in prison for a miscarriage explicitly reveals the profound contempt of a state – under a dictatorial regime – for…

The culture of oblivion

The human brain has a mechanism capable of eliminating the memory of pain. Over the years, the most decisive events in the history of humanity take on the sepia tinge of old photographs. They are gradually transformed into legends or,…

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