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Kelley Johnson

Hello! I'm Kelley and I have been volunteering with GV for over a year now and I have loved every minute of it! It has given me the chance to hone my craft, get experience, and learn more about the world I live in. Being apart of this community has been so far a great experience.

I am from the southeastern United States and have been living in Mexico for 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 have now been pursing a career in translation (SPA – ENG) for over a year now, which is my passion. I have just completed the Spanish-English Translation Certificate Program from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. 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

20 May 2015

A Tale of AIDS, Love and Survival in Cuba

During the Special Period in Cuba, rock and heavy metal fans infected themselves with AIDS in order to have better living conditions, Radio Ambulante reports.

18 May 2015

Online Platform Alerts People in Mexico's Jalisco State to Organized Crime Violence

After several attacks from a powerful Mexican cartel, the Jalisco government hopes that technology can keep citizens informed about clashes and "narcobloqueos."

20 April 2015

Lesbian Fleeing Persecution in Cameroon Finally Receives Asylum in Spain

Although Spain is one of the world's more tolerant countries in regards to LGBT rights, its governmental institutions are not as inclined to granting asylum.

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.

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