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Catherine R.

New York-based freelance translator: French, Spanish, and Russian to English. I consider myself a lifelong language student – there’s always more to learn!

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Latest posts by Catherine R.

16 March 2018

Why Did Women Journalists Strike in Spain?

"...it only took a few women initiating the movement for all of us to dive in headfirst, because the inequalities we face are the same."

8 March 2018

As Women March in Argentina, the Country Debates Legalizing Abortion

"The debate isn't abortion versus no abortion; it's legal abortion versus underground abortion. Everything else is a matter of personal opinions and decisions, all respectable, none disputable."

26 July 2014

Hollaback's AtréveteBA Fights Street Harassment in Buenos Aires

The website features a map that displays areas where harassment is most frequent and includes personal stories uploaded by victims.

17 July 2014

Authorities Have Confiscated $9.9M Hidden in Bean Cans, Shoes and Even Stomachs at This Guatemalan Airport

Money launderers try to smuggle the undeclared cash to destinations like Panama or Colombia, often to pay for drugs.

29 June 2014

It's Official: Puerto Rico's First Openly Lesbian Judge Has Been Appointed to the Supreme Court

While some deny that her sexual orientation is relevant, others insist that it plays a fundamental role in what she can bring to the table.

30 May 2014

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

3 May 2014

LGBT Conference in Cuba Surrounded by Expectations and Controversy

Against the backdrop of Cuba's complicated LGBT rights situation, the conference has been praised for its importance but also criticized for the high cost of registration.

30 April 2014

The Subway: The Arteries of New York City

Bringing together art, culture, and urban legends, New York City's subway system inspires mixed feelings in its customers.

21 April 2014

French NGO Tackles the ‘Roma Question’ Through Community Building Projects

The Embassy of PEROU aims to bring together suburb residents and their shantytown neighbors by building community centers together and improving general living conditions.

19 April 2014

Chile Struck By Disasters in April 2014

Earthquakes and fires have ravaged Chile during the month of April 2014. Both private and public sources have rushed to aid the numerous victims.

9 April 2014

Are Economic Sanctions Effective Against Rogue Rulers?

Economic sanctions are often proposed to penalize countries guilty of bad government. But do they actually help bring about good government?

5 April 2014

The Wind Energy Sector's Race Against the Clock in France

Wind energy has great potential in France, but many obstacles stand in its way.

24 March 2014

5 Small Businesses Run By Rural Uruguayan Women

Rural Uruguayan women have created successful self-managed small businesses with which they support their families and bring novel and high-quality products to the local market.

19 March 2014

In Peru, Racism Strikes Again

Racism is alive and well in Peru's multiethnic society. With the spread of social networks, racist practices have become a topic of debate among activists and the general public.

17 March 2014

Leftist Candidate Wins Presidential Elections in El Salvador by a Margin of 6000 Votes

In El Salvador, candidate Salvador Sánchez Cerén won the presidential election by 6,364 votes. The losing party and their candidate, Norman Quijano, are demanding a recount and calling for protests.

4 March 2014

Kazakhstan: Devaluation, Demonstrations, and Lacy Underwear

"I came out in my last pair of lacy panties, which will be banned in our country as of July 2014."

2 March 2014

In Cuba, Everything Increases Except State Workers’ Salaries

In Cuba, the median salary of state workers stands at around 15 dollars per month.

27 February 2014

Uruguayan President José Mujica Rejects “Foreign Interference” in Venezuela

Declaring his solidarity with the people and the government of Venezuela, the president of Uruguay urged respect for the Venezuelan constitution.

24 February 2014

Celebrating Puerto Rican Poet Julia de Burgos on the 100th Anniversary of Her Birth

The Spanish-speaking world celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos.

21 February 2014

Mayoral Elections in Quito, Ecuador: President Correa on the Campaign Trail

In the heat of the electoral battle for mayor of Quito, the statements of Ecuador's highest authorities have gotten more attention than those of the candidates themselves.

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