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Laura Macfarlane

Spanish to English and French to English translator with an enthusiasm for languages, music, and different cultures of the world.

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Latest posts by Laura Macfarlane

Oaxacan women learn essential photo skills to reframe their lives

Over a weekend in November 2018, 25 young girls from Oaxaca learned about photography techniques from instructors of the Museum of Photographic Arts.

Paraguay, Where Opening a University Is Easy, but Finishing a Degree Is Hard

The education crisis in Paraguay can also be seen at its private universities: institutions that see millionaire profits, with courses that are impossible to finish for many of the students.

Mexico Bids a Heartfelt Farewell to Singer Songwriter Juan Gabriel, ‘The Divo of Juárez’

"He journeyed to the centre of darkness of the Mexican soul, and where the archetypes of sick and caricatural masculinity were constellated, he rolled away the stone..."

Nature, Gender Identity, and Other Things You Learn Filming a Documentary in Mexico on the Banks of the Usumacinta River

A Spanish documentary filmmaker followed two members of a El Remolino community, whose stories involved personal journeys, struggles with nature, and grappling with their own sexual identities.

The ‘Urabá Diaries’ Lay Bare the Struggles and Hopes of Young People in Colombia's North

Stories of the Urabeños who, despite armed conflict, the government's indifference, and education systems lacking tolerance, refuse to let history define their future.

Mexican Christmas Food Combines Basque Flavors with Nahuatl Tradition

"Most important are banana peppers soaked in vinegar, to give character and more flavour to the Biscayne sauce."

French Citizens Are Raising Their Voices for More Respect, Less Hate in Politics

"There is no longer anything to expect from those who govern us." Citizen movements want to take the lead in changing politics in France.

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