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User Profile: Jane Vogel

About Jane Vogel
In my first career as a pediatric physical therapist, I learned enough Spanish to speak with my clients and do some translation in the medical rehabilitation field. I am retired from PT, but still do translations for therapy agencies. In pursuit of my interest in languages and other cultures, I have just completed the Certificate in Translation from the University of California at San Diego. WA offers perspectives from other countries to English language readers and I am happy to to be working with them.

This user has submitted 70 translations to Watching America.

World War III?

January 24, 2020 // Prensa - Panama - Spanish

Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Iranian clergy and de facto head of state, openly mocked Trump on Twitter, a serious mistake that increased public pressure on a president whose base is strongly nationalist. [Read more]

Two Big Friends

April 2, 2019 // La Prensa - Nicaragua - Spanish

[A]t the end of the meeting, President Trump affirmed, “The United States and Brazil are also united in support of the long-suffering people of Cuba and Nicaragua.” [Read more]


February 15, 2019 // El País - Colombia - Spanish

This is a different White House receiving President Duque, but one characterization of the relationship with Colombia still holds in spite of changing agendas: they are allies. [Read more]

The US, a Threat?

December 21, 2018 // Analitica - Venezuela - Spanish

In my article ”Colombia, a threat?,” dated November 28, 2018, I maintained that “in Venezuela, not only has a matrix of opinion strengthened against military intervention, an ethically irrefutable position, but it is considered impossible that it will happen. I have rejected that analysis, decisively, as [Read more]

Goodbye to a New NAFTA

June 4, 2018 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

[I]nstead of using the opportunity to propose substantial initiatives, the Mexican representatives decided to wager on maintaining the same basic terms of a treaty which was negotiated more than two decades ago. [Read more]

First Look: 2018 Election

January 11, 2018 // Excélsior - Mexico - Spanish

<i>The unanswered question of whether Mexico will continue to rely on NAFTA to place its products in duty-free markets generates more speculation than realistic responses. A final answer will come from the decisions made in the three capitals involved. There are various possibilities. The first of these, disconnecting [Read more]