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About Marie Winnick
Marie Winnick is an Italian-American from Chicago, Illinois and is thrilled to be part of Watching America's staff of Italian translators. She has been a professional freelance Spanish>English translator for seven years and has been offering Italian>English translations to clients for about a year now. You may learn more about her services and background at

This user has submitted 77 translations to Watching America.

Italian-Americans vs. Buonismo: ‘Balbo Must Fly On’

May 3, 2018 // Il Giornale - Italy - Italian

<b>(Chicago)</b> It’s the afternoon of July 15, 1933, when 24 Savoia-Marchetti S.55 hydroplanes descend on the smooth, flat waters of Lake Michigan, before the city of Chicago. They have just completed one of the greatest feats in the history of aviation by flying in locked formation from Rome to the United States, [Read more]

The Real Mike Pompeo: the Hawk Who Despises Iran

March 24, 2018 // Il Giornale - Italy - Italian

With the nomination of Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, U.S. foreign policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran and adversaries such as Russia, China and North Korea is certainly bound to become more aggressive. President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw the United States [Read more]

CIA Had Warned Barcelona Police

August 30, 2017 // Il Giornale - Italy - Italian

Terrorism has brought bloodshed to the streets of Europe again, this time hitting Barcelona. A van in the crowd and at least 13 dead, according to official police estimates. More than a dozen injured and blood flowing on the sidewalk of the famous Las Ramblas boulevard, the heart of the Catalonian city. Once again, the [Read more]

Open War between Trump and CNN

July 18, 2017 // Il Giornale - Italy - Italian

Week after week, the rift between President Donald J. Trump and the world of American corporate media grows increasingly wider. The occupant of the White House and the main U.S. TV networks and newspapers are on two separate planes, still interacting with the same iron fist they’ve had since the first months of the [Read more]

Elon Musk (Also) Abandons Trump

June 6, 2017 // Il Giornale - Italy - Italian

This Wednesday, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, published a series of tweets. In these, he abandoned his role as an adviser to the group formed by Trump, which has the aim of assisting him with economic strategy dossiers and which also includes CEOs of companies such as JPMorgan Chase & Company, The Walt Disney [Read more]

Israel’s Two Faces at the White House

May 22, 2017 // Il Giornale - Italy - Italian

Who does the United States’ first billionaire president turn to when he needs advice? To other billionaires, so says today’s Jerusalem Post. And the two billionaires whom Donald Trump trusts most, especially when needing to define America’s policy with Israel, are Sheldon Adelson and Ronald Lauder. [Read more]

Zuckerberg for President?

March 20, 2017 // Il Giornale - Italy - Italian

“’We must create a global community that works for everyone … ’ Mark Zuckerberg’s letter-manifesto is packed with good intentions and ideas that are often commendable, sometimes questionable, and almost always general. It was posted online to realign Facebook’s trajectory in an era in which its original [Read more]

Obstacles to a US-Russia Detente

March 6, 2017 // Il Giornale - Italy - Italian

Here are two pieces of terrible news for anyone who was expecting, given the preconditions, a rapid reconciliation between the Kremlin and Washington: the resignation of General Michael Flynn, national security adviser and the closest man to Moscow from Donald Trump’s entourage, and the White House’s statement on [Read more]

Will the Electoral College Take Away Trump’s Victory?

December 19, 2016 // Corriere del Ticino - Switzerland - Italian

This Monday in the United States should be a peaceful day of democracy. The Electoral College will meet in the capital of each state to elect the president by duplicating the popular vote. It is usually a formality but this time there’s a risk of it not being so. One of the best American commentators, Paul Craig [Read more]

The Strategy of the World Police

January 24, 2012 // Juventud Rebelde - Cuba - Spanish

Every now and then, the United States reviews its military posture. This has been the case following recent orders from its commander in chief, Barack Obama. The Pentagon has unveiled a new war plan, and has been given the green light. They say that their motive is austerity, but the truth is something else entirely. [Read more]

Plan Backfired

January 6, 2012 // La Prensa - Honduras - Spanish

Obama is gaining political strength with the tumultuous failure of a crude political maneuver by the Republican leadership and the "tea party" in the House of Representatives. Confronted by a new provocation from the extreme right, President Barack Obama is ending his year with a provisional, though strategically [Read more]

The Republican Dispute in the US

March 19, 2012 // La Tercera - Chile - Spanish

After “Super Tuesday,” in which Republican primaries were held in 10 states, the outlook remains uncertain as to who will run against Barack Obama. Even though Mitt Romney was victorious in six states, the ex-governor of Massachusetts is still far from securing the 1,144 delegates needed to be nominated at the [Read more]

Obama Will Dedicate April to Latin America

April 4, 2012 // Ultima Hora - Paraguay - Spanish

U.S. president Barack Obama will dedicate April to Latin America. He is scheduled to host his Mexican and Brazilian counterparts in the White House and to travel to Colombia in the middle of the month to take part in the Summit of the Americas. This Monday, Obama will meet with Mexican president Felipe Calderon for [Read more]

Blue Not a Sad Color for Economists

May 28, 2012 // Clarín - Argentina - Spanish

A statistic released on Mar. 29 has shocked the international medical community: According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every 88 children in this country suffers from some form of autism spectrum disorder. The number indicates a 78 percent increase since 2000 and was made known 48 hours [Read more]

Speeding Up Bureaucracy

May 21, 2012 // La Crónica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

Along the Mexico-United States border, there are 54 crossings and international bridges where the majority of commercial trade between the two countries takes place. International trade between the United States and Mexico has intensified since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the 90s, and [Read more]

Climate Change: Science or Marketing?

May 1, 2012 // El Diario Exterior - Spain - Spanish

As if it were not a scientific issue, two United States university institutes have taken an opinion poll on climate change. A survey conducted through the Project on Climate Change Communication (Yale) and the Center for Climate Change Communication (George Mason) shows that a clear majority of North Americans (69 [Read more]

Four More Years of Obama

November 10, 2012 // Siglo Veintiuno - Guatemala - Spanish

This Tuesday (Nov. 6), current President Barack Obama of the Democratic Party defeated his opponent, Republican candidate Mitt Romney, in the general election for the presidency of the United States of America. Although Obama won the general election and maintained the majority in the Senate, the Republicans still [Read more]


October 20, 2012 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

A few days ago, Irish journalist Ed Vulliamy declared that “the responsibility for the deaths of journalists and the suffering of the Mexican people falls directly on the financial sector of London and Wall Street.”* This statement, made during the presentation of his book [Amexica] in the Mexican state of [Read more]

Jimmy Carter’s Warning to the US

September 30, 2012 // Ahora - Cuba - Spanish

“You know how much I raised to run against Gerald Ford? Zero. You know how much I raised to run against Ronald Reagan? Zero. You know how much will be raised this year by all presidential, Senate and House campaigns? $6 billion. That’s 6,000 millions.” Those were the words of former president Jimmy Carter in [Read more]

Bin Laden Is Dead, GM Is Alive

September 18, 2012 // La Nación - Chile - Spanish

President Barack Obama has been announced as the Democratic candidate for re-election. His supporters have displayed signs that read, “Osama is dead, GM is alive.” This slogan highlights two central points of the current president’s term. Despite the rhetoric of his Republican adversaries over the “war” on [Read more]

“Legitimate” Rape

August 23, 2012 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

<i>A tea party Congressman has humiliated the Republican presidential candidate in the United States.</i> Emboldened by the responses that their ideology has been receiving in the U.S. presidential election campaigns, some members of the tea party are proving that on the path of reactionary extremism, things can [Read more]

Warren Buffett’s 10 Rules and the Spanish Disaster

June 18, 2012 // El Semanal Digital - Spain - Spanish

Few stories of success or failure happen by accident. In Spain, we have worked actively toward ruin and we still haven’t learned. To take the reins in a country is not exactly the same as leading a family or a business. However, it is worth attesting to the golden principles of investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist [Read more]

United States: The Day Jose Beat Joe

June 5, 2012 // La Nación - Chile - Spanish

It had been predicted, and now the United States Census Bureau says that the moment has arrived: 50.4 percent of all babies born in the country are Latino, black, Asian or another minority. Calculations anticipate that by July 1, there will be 52 million Latinos (or Hispanics, as they are called in the U.S.) among the [Read more]

Former Contra Leader Adolfo Calero Dies

June 3, 2012 // El Nuevo Diario - Nicaragua - Spanish

Adolfo Calero Portocarrero, one of the top leaders of the Nicaraguan Resistance (better known as the Contra), died yesterday morning at the age of 80 due to chronic pneumonia. At the funeral mass held by his family, he was described as a “patriot” by Arnoldo Aleman Lacoyo and as an “architect of democracy” by [Read more]

JFK, Oswald and Mexico

February 27, 2014 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

On Dec. 3 of last year, Jorge Castaneda wrote in El País that there is a mystery surrounding Oswald’s presence in Mexico before the Kennedy assassination, and that the U.S. tried to quell suspicions about Cuba’s involvement in the assassination. I had read Paul Gregory’s Nov. 7 article in The New York Times, [Read more]

Haunted by Racism

February 10, 2014 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

That the Republicans’ political calculation has become the final hope for those on their way to becoming the most influential minority in this country is something that incites sarcasm and outrage. [Read more]

Petition to Deport Bieber Sparks Debate in the US

February 2, 2014 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

<i>The petition against the Canadian singer is rekindling the controversy that suggests the law in the United States is not equal for all immigrants.</i> To deport or not to deport Justin Bieber? This is the dilemma presented by those who believe that the law is not equal for all immigrants in the United States when [Read more]

The Wolf of Wall Street: Glorification of a Criminal?

January 14, 2014 // Excelsior - Mexico - Spanish

MEXICO CITY - The movie "The Wolf of Wall Street," directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is coming with a wave of controversy this Friday to the theaters of Mexico after its premiere in the United States. The movie is based on Jordan Belfort’s book by the same name. It tells the story of how [Read more]

Respects to Gary Becker

May 14, 2014 // El Universo - Ecuador - Spanish

One of the most important thinkers of the 20th century has died. Meager words are like a drop of water in comparison to the immensity of his contributions, which, on an analytical basis, have allowed for a better understanding of how we humans and our most personal organizational structures — like family and business [Read more]


March 23, 2014 // El Comercio - Ecuador - Spanish

In 1947, the North American mathematician Nobert Wiener, chose the word in his book "Cybernetics." He chose it to give a name not to an existing science, but to a future science project that would be responsible for studying the handling and operation of the sophisticated electronic systems that would arise from the [Read more]