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About Kaleb Vick
Kaleb earned his MA in Spanish from Saint Louis University (SLU) in 2015 with an emphasis in literature and linguistics. The first half of his studies at SLU were spent at the campus in Madrid, Spain. He has a lifelong appreciation for languages, travel, and current/foreign affairs. He loves that through translation he is able to help people gain access to information and cultures that otherwise would have been out of reach.

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This user has submitted 48 translations to Watching America.

Chaos Politics

July 23, 2018 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

Trump and his advisers should realize that it is not easy to contain the destruction caused by protectionism to strictly economic areas without its overflowing to other, more dangerous ones. [Read more]

From Words to Actions

July 11, 2018 // La Tribuna - Honduras - Spanish

One of the issues that has kept listeners in suspense is the scandal of children being separated from their immigrant parents and caged in detention centers. These revelations provoked so much public outrage the White House reacted by issuing an executive order to stop the embarrassing spectacle. Presumably, these and [Read more]

Trump’s Year

January 31, 2018 // El Pais - Colombia - Spanish

If there is one thing that cannot be questioned, it’s any lack of coherence by Donald Trump. During his campaign, he made it clear what his administration’s imprint would be, and that script has not changed. During his first year, he ferociously attacked the media, which he considers hostile to his leadership. [Read more]

Harassment without Impunity

January 12, 2018 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

The artistic director for the New York City Ballet, Peter Martins, 71, resigned yesterday after being accused of sexual harassment and physical and verbal abuse by his dancers. His resignation comes as a result of an investigation by The New York Times but must be framed in the #MeToo movement, which urges women around [Read more]

A Free and Neutral Internet

December 30, 2017 // El Periodico - Spain - Spanish

Until yesterday, I was a cyber optimist. But if net neutrality that Trump has repealed extends around the world, I can no longer be that. Ending net neutrality means wiping out its very essence and all the varying possibilities for creation and innovation. “Abolishing net neutrality is a threat to the internet that [Read more]

Net Neutrality

December 23, 2017 // La Vanguardia - Spain - Spanish

The internet is a symbol of globalization and U.S. world hegemony based on the innovation and capacity to bring the future to the everyday lives of the majority of the planet’s 7 billion inhabitants. This premise explains the importance of a domestic but momentous decision for the future of the web: the U.S. Federal [Read more]

Trump: A Matter of Principle

December 11, 2017 // Publico - Portugal - Portuguese

The Trump administration says it is a matter of principle. “We decide who is allowed to come into our country. The approach in the New York Declaration is not compatible with U.S. sovereignty," the administration says. Nonsense. The New York Declaration is a vague description of intentions, a "disappointment" for all [Read more]

A Year of Trump

November 24, 2017 // Excélsior - Mexico - Spanish

A year since the election that brought him to power, there is little to celebrate for a president whose proposed changes cannot even find consensus among his supporters. [Read more]

For My Children, For My Grandchildren

November 7, 2017 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The open letter that Jeff Flake, the current Republican senator from Arizona who won't be running in the next U.S. midterm election, wrote to President Donald Trump on behalf of his children and grandchildren, on behalf of the world in which he became senator, and on behalf of his party, said enough is enough, and [Read more]

Venezuela: The Military Option

October 11, 2017 // Analitica - Venezuela - Spanish

The speech by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, before the General Assembly of the United Nations, was one of the most aggressive and intimidating ever uttered by any leader in this setting. Correspondents from multiple media outlets already had information on the topics the president would address [Read more]

Kaepernick Still Without Work

October 2, 2017 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

I'll start by saying that I don't like disrespect for national anthems or the flag, but at the same time, opposing opinions should be respected, as they are personal statements and everyone is free to think what he wants. It also goes without saying that I'm even less in agreement with the president of the United [Read more]

The Empty Seats of US Diplomacy

August 25, 2017 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<i>Trump speaks sarcastically about the removal of U.S. officials from Russia, but a lack of personnel paralyzes the State Department.</i> Donald Trump doesn’t seem to care about the employment issues at the State Department. The U.S. president once again challenged the political orthodoxy on Thursday by [Read more]

The Human Rights Standard

August 7, 2017 // El País - Spain - Spanish

First, evil objectives: banning immigrants, prohibiting Muslims from entering the U.S., denying rights to sexual minorities or abolishing a universal health care system. Later, the deeds, which fortunately still face stumbling blocks of resistance, rule of law and the separation of powers. Poor intentions do not [Read more]

Return to the Past

June 26, 2017 // El Pais - Colombia - Spanish

Just as he said in his campaign, President Donald Trump changed the United States’ policy towards Cuba. In addition to wiping clean one of President Barack Obama’s legacies regarding relations with the rest of America, the bully is trying to secure allies among the congressmen that support the expulsion of Cubans [Read more]

Operation Truth

June 21, 2017 // El País - Spain - Spanish

I object when Trump tries to take inspiration from his “solemn duty to America and its citizens” because his decision doesn’t protect his country or its people. [Read more]

Defense Is Not a Business

June 3, 2017 // El Pais - Brazil - Portuguese

Since the end of World War II, Europe has lived with a greater amount of challenges and threats related to defense. This is why the meeting of NATO participants in Brussels is extremely important. Beyond that, it was the first personal contact the new United States president had with many heads of state of Western [Read more]

Milo, Fallen Angel of the Alt-Right

March 9, 2017 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

Most likely, if Milo Yiannopoulos spoke with a southern U.S. accent, no one would have cared. Or more directly, he would have been too eccentric to pay any attention to. Because if nothing else, Milo, as he is known in the U.S., is colorful. He is foreign – British – and on top of that, his mother is Greek. He is [Read more]

In Mexico’s Defense

February 3, 2017 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The cancellation of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s visit to the U.S., initially scheduled for Jan. 28, is the only logical response to the aggression President Trump is demonstrating against Nieto’s country and people, who have been systematically accused of being thieves and criminals. [Read more]

Trump and the Intelligence Agencies

January 17, 2017 // http://www.lavanguardia.com/opinion/20170107/413153105326/trump-y-los-servicios-de-inteligencia.html - Spain - Spanish

The preparations for Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20 have been loaded with surprises, and their controversies are on track to make it one of the most unconventional transitions in the history of the United States. Normally, the election resolves all previous controversies typical of such a personal campaign, and [Read more]