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

Owners of life

Between living beings there is a moral boundary that delimits the rights of one over the other. The idea that life belongs to us comes from way back, from a primitive ideology fanatically centred on man as the absolute owner…

A dose of magical realism

Anchored in the face of uncertainty, doubts and scepticism, I search for fantasy. Immersed in a hustle and bustle from which we cannot escape and of which we are, in a way, voluntary hostages, we live under a succession of…

The illusion of change

As fleeting as anything that lacks deep roots, the idea of change only survives until the first shock of reality. There is no doubt that the unbroken line of time – plus one more week, minus one less week –…

Head in the sand

Biased and manipulated information is a violation of human rights. When a person chooses not to know about the things that are happening around them, it is as if they do not exist. And societies sometimes act like people, which…

The placebo effect

Collective phenomena tend to create the illusion of a parallel reality. With the media noise raised to maximum power to focus attention on the World Cup in Qatar, the real problems that afflict most of the 8 billion human beings…

A letter, a story

Epistolary communication is a memory of the past, an obsolete practice. In an effort to escape from a present full of uncertainty and contradictions, I prefer to look back to past centuries to rescue from the mists of memory one…

Everything in its place

It is essential to know how to distinguish the difference between journalism and propaganda. The way in which the news function has been transformed into a strategic arm of global economic power has evolved until it has become part of…

The little wooden horse

The marvellous wooden rocking horse, which survived for centuries and became the symbol of protected childhood, did not make it beyond the frontier of the twentieth century. Advances in technology also have their downsides. They sometimes present that dark, cheap…

The day of the marginalised…

One day a year is dedicated to children as a symbolic gesture and political opportunity. In most countries, Children’s Day is celebrated on a different date. The one marked as official corresponds to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, issued…

The strategy of fear

Fear of the unknown is the pillar on which fanaticism is built. The enormous advances in technology have brought us good things and not so good things. The difficulty of having access to the details of the workings and intricacies…

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