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Andrea Rodés

Andrea Rodés
Writer and freelance journalist based in Barcelona

Andrea Rodés graduated in Business Administration at ESADE (Barcelona) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Art History by the Courtauld Institute of Art (London).She dreamt of being a museum director, until she started dating a journalist and realised that what she really liked was to write. In 2007 she moved to Beijing to work as the China correspondent for daily newspaper Público and cover the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008). In 2011, Andrea came back to Barcelona, where she lives now. She works as a freelance journalist for several newspapers and she is the author of five books.
Whenever she feels like writing, or when she is just bored, she writes fiction stories and chronicles in her blog: Operación Berenjena (operacionberenjena.wordpress.com).
In fact, she would have loved to become a professional tennis player, but her coach told her that writing might suit her better.

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Orange is the New Black's Diane Guerrero backs bipartisan bill for national Latino museum

 06/16/2017 - 07:17
The popular actress joined the partisan group of legislators that introduced a bill Thursday to create an Smithsonian National American Latino Museum on the National Mall. They ask for an institution that recognizes Hispanic contributions to American history.

"Build Museums Not Walls" is the slogan of the lawmakers supporting a bill to create an American Latino Museum in Washington. The bill was presented on June 15, 2017, in front of the Congress. Diane Guerrero, know for her role in Orange is the New Black, is among the supporters. Photo: @Latinomuseum/Twitter. 

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Un año después, la comunidad Latina de Orlando recuerda a las víctimas del atentado en Pulse

 06/12/2017 - 07:31
Estados Unidos recuerda este lunes a las 49 víctimas de la peor matanza por arma de fuego en la historia reciente del país, ocurrida hace un año durante una fiesta latina en el club gay Pulse de Orlando, en el centro de Florida. EFE/Gerardo Mora

Miembros de la comunidad hispana, supervivientes y familiares de las víctimas recordaron en la madrugada de ayer a las víctimas del atentado en la discoteca gay Pulse, perpetuado el domingo 12 de junio de 2016. Armado con un fusil de asalto y una pistola automática, el terrorista, estadounidense de origen afgano, comenzó a disparar indiscriminadamente contra los asistentes a una fiesta latina.

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Para los estudiantes indocumentados sin estatus de 'Dreamers', la incertidumbre crece

 06/06/2017 - 13:38
En EEUU hay miles de graduados indocumentados cuya situación de ilegalidad no les permite encontrar un buen trabajo. 

En EEUU hay miles de inmigrantes indocumentados que no lograron ampararse en el programa DACA por sobrepasar el límite de edad. Muchos de estos lograron graduarse en la universidad, pero ahora viven con temor a ser deportados y no poder realizar sus sueños. 

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You Are not Welcome: London Mayor says Trump Should Cancel State Visit

 06/06/2017 - 03:27
People take part in a vigil for victims of the London Bridge terror attacks by the City Hall in London, Britain, 05 June 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

London mayor Sadiq Khan said Donald Trump should cancel state visit after a series of tweets in which he mocked at the mayor's "soft" words after London Bridge terrorist attack last Saturday. The deadly terrorist attack is the third occurred in Britain in less than 3 months, adding pressure on the government of prime minister Theresa May, which is calling for general elections on Thursday. 

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#TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque: Bringing Latinos and Muslims together.

 06/05/2017 - 05:33
 The organizers of #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque are trying to gather Latinos and Muslims to break their Ramadan fast together. (Photo: Steven Georges http://www.ocregister.com/ )

A new initiative in Southern California aims to unite Southern California's Muslim and Latino communities during the month of Ramadan. The charity campaign- which brings together both communities to enjoy tacos after fastening all day - is a response to the election of President Trump, which has left both America's Muslim and Latino communities feeling besieged, the organizers explain.

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Vender Pupusas para Becar a Estudiantes Indocumentados

 05/31/2017 - 10:53
Placa del foodtruck So Good Pupusas (vía Twitter)

Consciente de lo costosas que son las universidades en EEUU, Cecilia Polanco, nacida en California de padres inmigrantes, decidió montar un foodtruck especializado en las famosas tortillas salvadoreñas, cuyos beneficios se destinan a dar becas a los estudiantes indocumentados de North Carolina.  

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100 años y un Vallenato: 50 Aniversario de la publicación de "Cien Años de Soledad"

 05/30/2017 - 05:37
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Hoy se cumplen cincuenta años de la publicación de "Cien años de Soledad", la novela de Gabriel García Márquez que marcó un giro en la historia de la literatura en español. Desde su publicación, el 30 de mayo de 1967, la obra maestra del premio Nobel de Literatura colombiano ha sido traducida a más de 44 idiomas. 

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