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Kelley Johnson

Hello! I am a new translator on the scene ready to practice, get experience, and learn more about the world I live in. I am very excited to be apart of this community!

I am from the southeastern United States and have been living in Mexico for almost 8 years. I love Spanish and Mexican culture (music, food, movies, the people). I came to Puebla, Mexico to study my Masters in Applied Linguistics. I was an ESL teacher for 5 years at the elementary level (students ranging from 6 – 9 years old) and I am now trying to pursue a career in translation (SPA – ENG), which is my passion. I am currently completing my certification in Spanish-English translation from the University of Massachusetts, Boston for May 2015. I love reading about current events and mixing that with a love of writing and words.

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Latest posts by Kelley Johnson

19 March 2015

How Guatemalan Group ‘Las Poderosas’ Uses Theater to Confront Violence Against Women

For these women, theater is a means to heal trauma and raise awareness of gender-based violence within a country where two women a day are killed on average.

7 March 2015

Mexico's Most-Wanted Drug Lord Captured

Some consider Gómez to be the country's most-wanted suspect and blame the Caballeros Templarios for the outbreak of violence that has afflicted Michoacán for several months.

16 January 2015

This Newspaper's Headlines Have Become Too Much for Many Readers in Venezuela

Últimas Noticas' January 12 front page mobilized Twitter users this week, when readers decided the newspaper's political bias has gone too far.

19 December 2014

Murder of LGBTQ Activist Renews Venezuela’s Human Rights Debate

The murder of Giniveth Soto, a gender-equality activist, has launched at least two major, nationwide public debates about urban violence and threats same-sex couples face in Venezuela.

12 December 2014

Argentinan Slums’ Identity Crisis

Argentina's shantytowns are in an identity crisis. These communities could soon be getting some help, however, now that the government might make October 7 "Slum Identity Day."

For Peru, Greenpeace Pulled an Unforgivable Stunt at Their 1,500 Year-old Nazca Lines Site

A message left by Greenpeace at the site of the historic Nazca Lines to be seen by leaders gathering at UN climate talks in Peru has sparked wide outrage.

5 December 2014

Uruguay's Voters Give Former President Tabaré Vázquez His Old Job Back

Tabare Vazquez, who served as president of Uruguay from 2005-2010, easily won Uruguay's presidential election against rival, center-right Luis Lacalle Pou.

17 October 2014

Mexico's ‘Corona Capital’ Music Festival Played On Despite Heavy Rains

The weather seemed more in line with what fans could expect at Glastonbury Festival in England across the pond.

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