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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

12 December 2014

For Peru, Greenpeace Pulled an Unforgivable Stunt at Their 1,500 Year-old Nazca Lines Site

A message left by Greenpeace at the site of the historic Nazca Lines to be seen by leaders gathering at UN climate talks in Peru has sparked wide outrage.

5 December 2014

Uruguay's Voters Give Former President Tabaré Vázquez His Old Job Back

Tabare Vazquez, who served as president of Uruguay from 2005-2010, easily won Uruguay's presidential election against rival, center-right Luis Lacalle Pou.

17 October 2014

Mexico's ‘Corona Capital’ Music Festival Played On Despite Heavy Rains

The weather seemed more in line with what fans could expect at Glastonbury Festival in England across the pond.

9 October 2014

Lightening Kills 11 Wiwa People in Colombia

Lightening struck an indigenous village this week, leaving 11 dead and another 18 injured in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Colombia.

25 August 2014

Footage Emerges of Mexican Politicians Boozing With Exotic Dancers

The #Diputables contribute humiliation towards Mexico's National Action Party as a result of its members' shameful behavior.

16 August 2014

Activists Are Connecting Peruvians With Their Country's Impressive Archaeological Heritage

Lima is famous for its cuisine and Republican, colonial-style historic center, but not so much for its archeological history. A group of activists are working to change that.

13 June 2014

INTERVIEW: Taking a Closer Look at ‘Boteros,’ Havana's Private Taxi Drivers

The project "Boteros of Havana" shows how day-to-day life can bring out interesting stories in journalism.

10 May 2014

YASunidos Request Popular Consult on Ecuador's Yasuni National Park

Global Voices interviews Mayah Cueva, a member of the YASunidos collective that looks to hold a popular consult in defense of Yasuni National Park.

2 May 2014

Who's a “Mirrey”? Spotting Glamour and Excess in Mexico

A look into the "mirrey" style that many Mexicans hold (or yearn for). It is an evidence of the social discrimination that exists in Mexico.

22 April 2014

Tweet Against García Márquez Generates Outrage in Colombia

A Colombian congresswoman's tweet referencing the recently deceased Gabriel Garcia Marquez stirred up commotion a few hours after the Colombian laureate passed away.

20 April 2014

Farewell to Puerto Rican Salsa Singer Cheo Feliciano

The music world mourns the unexpected loss of one of salsa's most important singers of all time.

19 April 2014

World Reacts to Death of Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel García Márquez

On April 17th, 2014, the news of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's passing was made known. The world reacted to the loss.

11 March 2014

SayIt: Civic Software for ‘Smart’ Transcripts

SayIt is a new software developed to facilitate the almost always taxing job of making transcripts and having them kept as data files.

30 January 2014

Immigration: Issue Still Pending After Obama's State of the Union Address

Obama insisted that the lower house pass an immigration reform in order to legalize the status of more than 11 million undocumented workers living in the United States.

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