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Kelley Johnson

Hello! I'm Kelley and I have been volunteering with GV for over a year now and I have loved every minute of it! It has given me the chance to hone my craft, get experience, and learn more about the world I live in. Being apart of this community has been so far a great experience.

I am from the southeastern United States and have been living in Mexico for 8 years. I love Spanish and Mexican culture (music, food, movies, the people). I came to Puebla, Mexico to study my Masters in Applied Linguistics. I was an ESL teacher for 5 years at the elementary level (students ranging from 6 – 9 years old) and I have now been pursing a career in translation (SPA – ENG) for over a year now, which is my passion. I have just completed the Spanish-English Translation Certificate Program from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. I love reading about current events and mixing that with a love of writing and words.

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Latest posts by Kelley Johnson

4 August 2015

14 Journalists From Veracruz, Mexico Have Been Murdered During Governor Duarte's Rule

Most of them were critical of Durante, who took office in December 2010.

13 July 2015

Journalist Asteris Masouras Hopes Solidarity Will Save Greece

In this interview, Global Voices contributor Asteris Masouras analyzes the Greek crisis, its roots and its possible ramifications.

10 July 2015

Mexico Was Hacking Team's No. 1 Client for Spyware

Global Voices Advocacy

At least 14 Mexican states and government agencies had contracts with Hacking Team, the Italy-based spyware company. But only some of them have constitutional authority to monitor citizen communications.

4 July 2015

Tensions Between Government and Opposition Threaten Democracy in Ecuador

While protests and counter-protests continue to be held in Ecuador ahead of Pope Francisco's visit, the very concept of democracy is under siege, writes one analyst.

19 June 2015

The #NiUnaMenos Movement Takes to Argentina's Streets and Social Media to Protest Violence Against Women

The #NiUnaMenos campaign protesting against femicides in Argentina has gathered groups of different political beliefs and social standing.

18 June 2015

Radio Ambulante Roundtable on Copa América 2015: FIFA Corruption, Team Analyses and Predictions

Daniel Alarcón, executive producer of Radio Ambulante, talks to other journalists about the latest FIFA scandal and its effect on Copa América, the most important football tournament in South America.

7 June 2015

Ahead of Mexico's Vote, a Young Indigenous Woman Asks for an End to Silence Over Deaths and Disappearances

Her criticism of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchú's call to vote echoed through social media, adding weight to the argument to annul Mexico's June 7 elections.

1 June 2015

How Ecuador's President Bullied an Internet Satirist Into Quitting

Silvia Viñas of Radio Ambulante narrates the strange case of President Correa vs. Crudo Ecuador, a Facebook page that published political memes.

20 May 2015

A Tale of AIDS, Love and Survival in Cuba

During the Special Period in Cuba, rock and heavy metal fans infected themselves with AIDS in order to have better living conditions, Radio Ambulante reports.

18 May 2015

Online Platform Alerts People in Mexico's Jalisco State to Organized Crime Violence

After several attacks from a powerful Mexican cartel, the Jalisco government hopes that technology can keep citizens informed about clashes and "narcobloqueos."

20 April 2015

Lesbian Fleeing Persecution in Cameroon Finally Receives Asylum in Spain

Although Spain is one of the world's more tolerant countries in regards to LGBT rights, its governmental institutions are not as inclined to granting asylum.

19 March 2015

How Guatemalan Group ‘Las Poderosas’ Uses Theater to Confront Violence Against Women

For these women, theater is a means to heal trauma and raise awareness of gender-based violence within a country where two women a day are killed on average.

7 March 2015

Mexico's Most-Wanted Drug Lord Captured

Some consider Gómez to be the country's most-wanted suspect and blame the Caballeros Templarios for the outbreak of violence that has afflicted Michoacán for several months.

16 January 2015

This Newspaper's Headlines Have Become Too Much for Many Readers in Venezuela

Últimas Noticas' January 12 front page mobilized Twitter users this week, when readers decided the newspaper's political bias has gone too far.

19 December 2014

Murder of LGBTQ Activist Renews Venezuela’s Human Rights Debate

The murder of Giniveth Soto, a gender-equality activist, has launched at least two major, nationwide public debates about urban violence and threats same-sex couples face in Venezuela.

12 December 2014

Argentinan Slums’ Identity Crisis

Argentina's shantytowns are in an identity crisis. These communities could soon be getting some help, however, now that the government might make October 7 "Slum Identity Day."

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