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User Profile: Rita Oliveira Almeida

About Rita Oliveira Almeida
My name is Rita. I am a trained freelance translator and interpreter and I also work as an English and Spanish teacher. Volunteering is very important to me and that is why I translate for Watching America, apart from helping the local animal shelter.

This user has submitted 26 translations to Watching America.

A New Kind of Normal

November 21, 2016 // Diário de Notícias - Portugal - Portuguese

Jeff Sessions, a senator from the state of Alabama, is going to be the United States Attorney General. He is known to have supported the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants and the imposition of a moratorium on the entry of Muslims in the United States—two proposals that Donald Trump launched in his [Read more]

Was 9/11 Life-Changing?

September 30, 2016 // Diário de Notícias - Portugal - Portuguese

If we rewind the "film," we will find that all major factors of instability and disruption were already on the agenda by that time; 9/11 enhanced them, but it is also itself a consequence of it. [Read more]

New Victims, Same Old Hate

June 19, 2016 // Público - Portugal - Portuguese

And since difference and freedom have as their protagonists anonymous civilians, then these are the preferred victims, no matter if they are in France, the U.S. or in any other country or continent where they exhibit it. [Read more]

What Will Obama Say in Hiroshima?

June 11, 2016 // Público - Portugal - Portuguese

Every year, at 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6, Hiroshima is filled with thousands of visitors from all around the world. In a strange planetary communion, the crowd pays homage to the more than 100,000 Japanese who died in 1945, less than a month before the war was over. The crowd gathers in the square where, before World War II, [Read more]

Always Obama

October 27, 2015 // Público - Portugal - Portuguese

Obama was not a disappointment. He may have failed to meet the expectations of everyone who voted for him — duh! — but since when is that mathematically and politically possible? Obama is clever, good, generous, honest and as optimistic as he is realistic — an extremely rare combination. He will go down in [Read more]

A Flag Raised 50 Years Later

July 30, 2015 // Público - Portugal - Portuguese

In December 2013, at the ceremonies for Nelson Mandela’s funeral and to everyone’s astonishment, Barack Obama shook hands with Raúl Castro. At the time, people started asking: Were the old Cold War enemies about to reconcile or was it just good manners at a funeral? The answer would emerge one year later: on Dec. [Read more]

The Reluctant Seven

June 8, 2015 // Diário de Notícias - Portugal - Portuguese

There are four themes shaping tomorrow’s G-7 meeting in Bavaria. The first has to do with Russia and Ukraine, after Putin sanctioned 89 politicians and European militaries and Porochenko raised the anti-separatist alert in his last visit to parliament, using the word “invasion” to describe Russia’s next steps. [Read more]

There Was No Need …

May 14, 2015 // Diário de Notícias - Portugal - Portuguese

The recent decision of the Obama administration allowing the resumption of oil drilling in the Arctic by Shell, after a long six-year process of going back and forth, is an absolutely unnecessary risk. [Read more]