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Sri Lankan media personnel protest in the streets of Colombo on February 1, 2011 against the arson attack at the office of the anti-establishment news website, The premises were torched by unidentified attackers on January 31, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S.KODIKARA

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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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