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In this file photo, a crowd gathers around Insein Prison on May 17, 2011, the first day of the release of 1,600 prisoners as part of a sentence commutation by the newly formed Burmese government. Photo: Mizzima

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Silvia Duarte is the managing editor of Sampsonia Way. She received her degree in Communication Sciences from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala and her masters in Latin American studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain. Duarte was editor of El Periódico de Guatemala’s Sunday magazine from 2001 to 2006 and has written scholarly and journalistic articles in Germany, Spain, and the United States. She came to Pittsburgh in 2007 with her partner writer-in-exile Horacio Castellanos.

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