I am currently working on becoming a freelance translator for Spanish into English translations. As far as I can remember, I've always loved studying languages, especially grammar and culture (it's an odd combo, I know). In undergrad, I earned my B.A. in International Business and Spanish (although it felt like I also minored in English, with all of the papers I had to write!). I am currently working on getting my M.L.S. in Global Affairs, with a concentration on English and Spanish translation. I think the world is full of amazing stories in all languages, and I hope to expand my linguistic skills so I can see more of them.
Latest posts by Sara Holmes
"...it seems incredible that, at this point, our testimony is still put into question."
"The average Argentinian it doesn't [care], as long as they are given free wifi they will accept anything, 'in the end they have nothing to hide.'"
The organization SocialTIC reviews 2016's most inspirational info-activist projects in Latin America.
In light of current legislation that could allow for a frontal assault against the abuse of Paraguayan women, Kurtural gathered testimonies and reflections regarding abuse, institutional aloofness, and society's burden.
Despite laws, a supposedly free educational system and agreements to protect children, many girls from Paraguay's poorest communities must submit themselves to "criadazgo" in order to access formal education.
Calaveras, offerings for ancestors, and even conferences that discuss controversial topics - like euthanasia - surround this traditional celebration for commemorating the dead.
"Who is going to go to the regions that voted for YES to explain to them what's the route to follow after the NO won in the national referendum?"
Venezuela's Government Blocks the Recall Referendum Process, and the Opposition Cries ‘Dictatorship!’
"A democratic government consults the people. A dictatorship flees the electoral vote."
"It is not possible to tell the truth about Cuba from only one viewpoint, or from unanimous viewpoints that are the equivalent of one."
"With this decree, illegal mining in the Caura becomes legalized. Now they are definitely going to kill us."
The first in a series by Kurtural on Paraguayan education and how the country is taking this right for all and turning it into a privilege for a few.
"Why should I worry about what people say? Everyone has their culture."
The radio programs of journalist and historian Diana Uribe give a fascinating take on history and today's global problems.
The Mexican government, for many years, allocated millions of dollars to acquiring highly intrusive digital spy technology without being transparent on how they were using it.
Animations, TV Shows, and Personal Testimonies Help Colombians Understand the (Possible) End of Conflict
"Every time nations go through a peace process, humanity as a whole takes a step forward."
"I'm a direct victim of war and armed conflict. Yet if I have to give my hand to the murderers, I'm ready to do so because I believe in forgiveness."
"Mexican institutions' standard: 111 detained in the #Ayotzinapa case and no one knows for sure what actually happened. How stupid, right?"
"The fact that the war in Colombia also takes place on social media is an undeniable truth," writes Renata Cabrales.
"Critical thinking is an ability, a competency that should be developed in physics, in mathematics, in psychology, or in any subject."
On World Folklore Day, Venezuelans in and out of the country celebrated their African roots, thanks to a viral video.
An opposition demonstration on September 1 has exposed major tensions between the Venezuelan government and its critics. Local independent and citizen media are watching the story closely.