Sam Edwards

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Can Online Voting Help Rebuild Trust in the Political System?

A Spanish tech company wants to fix our “obsolete political system” by opening a continuous channel of dialogue between politicians and voters between election cycles.
Sam Edwards
12.14.16
barcelona

Barcelona Wants to Push Cars Out and Reclaim Roads as Public Space

Spain's second largest city believes the added public space could promote social cohesion.
Sam Edwards
11.2.16
Europe

European Taxi Unions Merge to Create United Front Against ‘Uber Lobby’

The unions and banding together to combat "unlawful competition."
Sam Edwards
11.1.16
short circuit

An Algorithm May Soon Cover Your Local Sports Team

Spanish startup Narrativa wants to revolutionize journalism and e-commerce with AI-driven automatic content creation.
Sam Edwards
9.6.16
short circuit

Why the UK and US Are Exceptions to the Bla Bla Car Ridesharing Boom

Valued at $1.5 billion, French ride sharing startup Bla Bla Car is growing quickly everywhere bar the UK.
Sam Edwards
7.20.16
Europe

Catalonia May Vote to Break Away From Spain in Sunday Elections

Pro-independence parties are expected to narrowly win an absolute majority of seats in the Catalan parliamentary elections this weekend – a majority they hope will allow them to declare independence from Spain within 18 months.
Sam Edwards
9.25.15
Europe

'There's No Going Back': Why Spain and Catalonia Are on Immediate Collision Course Over Independence

This month's election in the Spanish region of Catalonia will function as a mongrel referendum on independence. The opening shots have just been fired and over 1 million people are gathering in Barcelona.
Sam Edwards
9.11.15
Travel

Pissed-Off Barcelona Residents Are Fighting Back Against Drunk, Naked Tourists

Locals feel the recent influx of tourists is starting to change the city, with naked Italians and drunk men dressed as bananas passed out in the streets becoming ordinary sights.
Sam Edwards
6.10.15
News

The Cop-Fighting, Acid-Slinging Vandals of Chile's Protest Movement

At nearly every student protest in Chile, "encapuchados" stand ready to burn stuff and throw things at riot cops' heads.
Sam Edwards
6.3.15
americas

An Anti-Terror Law is Inflaming Tensions in Chile's Indigenous Turf War

Political debate grows over classifying attacks related to the conflict between Mapuche activists and local landowners as terrorism.
Sam Edwards
7.27.14
News

An Anti-Terror Law is Inflaming Tensions in Chile's Indigenous Turf War

The legislation currently allows for the extended detention of suspects without charge and greater sentences upon conviction, as well as, most controversially, anonymous witness testimony as primary evidence.
Sam Edwards
7.23.14
chile

Chile Is Locked in a Drawn-Out Battle with Its Indigenous Population

The tensions in the region have occasionally spilled into violence, claiming lives on both sides in a centuries-long battle.
Sam Edwards
4.16.14
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