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Catherine Randall

New York-based freelance translator: French, Spanish, and Russian to English. I'm happy to use my love of languages to contribute to the Global Voices community! I consider myself a lifelong language student – there's always more to learn!

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Latest posts by Catherine Randall

26 July 2014

Hollaback's AtréveteBA Fights Street Harassment in Buenos Aires

The website features a map that displays areas where harassment is most frequent and includes personal stories uploaded by victims.

17 July 2014

Authorities Have Confiscated $9.9M Hidden in Bean Cans, Shoes and Even Stomachs at This Guatemalan Airport

Money launderers try to smuggle the undeclared cash to destinations like Panama or Colombia, often to pay for drugs.

29 June 2014

It's Official: Puerto Rico's First Openly Lesbian Judge Has Been Appointed to the Supreme Court

While some deny that her sexual orientation is relevant, others insist that it plays a fundamental role in what she can bring to the table.

30 May 2014

Rwanda: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

Although Rwanda has made great strides in recovering from the 1994 genocide, advocacy groups continue to report human rights violations.

3 May 2014

LGBT Conference in Cuba Surrounded by Expectations and Controversy

Against the backdrop of Cuba's complicated LGBT rights situation, the conference has been praised for its importance but also criticized for the high cost of registration.

30 April 2014

The Subway: The Arteries of New York City

Bringing together art, culture, and urban legends, New York City's subway system inspires mixed feelings in its customers.

21 April 2014

French NGO Tackles the ‘Roma Question’ Through Community Building Projects

The Embassy of PEROU aims to bring together suburb residents and their shantytown neighbors by building community centers together and improving general living conditions.

19 April 2014

Chile Struck By Disasters in April 2014

Earthquakes and fires have ravaged Chile during the month of April 2014. Both private and public sources have rushed to aid the numerous victims.

9 April 2014

Are Economic Sanctions Effective Against Rogue Rulers?

Economic sanctions are often proposed to penalize countries guilty of bad government. But do they actually help bring about good government?

5 April 2014

The Wind Energy Sector's Race Against the Clock in France

Wind energy has great potential in France, but many obstacles stand in its way.

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