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User Profile: Izzy Okparanta

About Izzy Okparanta
I studied journalism, economics and French at the University of Maryland, College Park. After graduating, I moved to France for a year to teach English, and then returned to the United States to pursue a career in journalism and communication. In my spare time I enjoy volunteering, traveling, cooking and learning new musical instruments.

This user has submitted 30 translations to Watching America.

Rewriting History

June 2, 2019 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

Because a majority of justices sitting on the highest court in the land are anti-abortion, the future of Roe v. Wade, which decriminalized abortion in 1973, is in jeopardy. [Read more]

Nicaragua: Talks between Ortega and the Opposition

March 18, 2019 // Al Bayane - Morocco - French

<i>On Feb. 20, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton declared that the days of Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua, “were numbered.” Similar words have been uttered about Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and about Miguel Diaz-Canel, the current president of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of [Read more]

House of Trump

January 29, 2019 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

Many aspiring Democratic presidential candidates have already jumped into the 2020 arena – while four years ago, Hillary Clinton waited until the middle of the summer to kick off her campaign. [Read more]

The Beautiful Will Wait

November 27, 2018 // L'Expression - Algeria - French

The beauty Democrats dreamed of will have to wait until the next presidential election, but they already have the satisfaction of having obtained what they wanted even though they failed to achieve what they hoped for. [Read more]