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This user has submitted 22 translations to Watching America.

American Curiosity – Breaking Chains

August 27, 2019 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

This month marks the 400th anniversary of the first forced migration to the United States, when a ship appeared off the coast of Virginia with more than 20 African slaves from Angola in August 1619. Those first slaves were apparently stolen by pirates from a Spanish ship that was on its way to Mexico and had been [Read more]

American Curios: Little Angels

December 26, 2018 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

“The little angel has died/ And I would like not to cry. …” Jakelin Caal Maquin was 7 years old when she died, while she, her father and dozens of other migrants were in the custody of border protection authorities. We did not find out until last Thursday − because some journalists from The Washington Post [Read more]

The Poverty Enigma

January 29, 2014 // La Nación - Costa Rica - Spanish

Half a century ago, on Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson posed this challenge to the public before the U.S. Congress: “This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty …. We shall not rest until that war is won.” That war started with a poverty rate of 14.7 percent. [Read more]