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Translations

Giving voice to the silenced.

Peace is a universal language but translation is essential for an international audience to fully comprehend how journalists are silenced in Mexico. By putting their words into English, we increase the chances of their voices being heard. To date, our staff and volunteers have published more than 150 translations of Spanish-language investigative reporting.

Fishermen Forced to Smuggle Bodies to El Arbolillo in Veracruz – by Miguel Ángel León Carmona (e-Veracruz)
Posted on Wednesday March 22, 2017

~ This story was originally published on March 22, 2017 ~ “Criminals came to recruit fishermen in Alvarado because they saw that there was no work here. They gave people a skiff for shrimp fishing and gas to use all Continue reading

The 200,000 Migrants that Trump Needs – by José Ignacio De Alba (En el camino)
Posted on Wednesday February 15, 2017

~ This story was originally published by En el camino on February 14, 2017 ~   These Sinaloan families journey to the United States on temporary work visas. The men and women join companies where they catch and process seafood. Continue reading

Promote Investment and Help Deportees: Mayors – by Roberto Santillán (Diario Tijuana)
Posted on Thursday January 26, 2017

Tijuana—January 18, 2017.- Exemptions from land use fees, streamlining of paperwork, forgiveness of debts and fines—these were some of the benefits, along with establishing a “plan for deportees”, that the 461 National Action Party (PAN) mayors agreed to implement during Continue reading

Profiles of Three Murdered Journalists: A Translation from Tú Y Yo Coincidimos en La Noche Terrible – by Efrain Rodriguez Arzaga
Posted on Thursday December 15, 2016

Translator’s Note: The brutal and rotten nature of the “Mexican” Drug War has affected many, including professionals such as journalists. The following translations are tragic stories about Mexican Journalists that originate from the state of Veracruz. These journalists died doing Continue reading

Vietnam Veterans Are Deported to Mexico – by Jorge Nieto (Animal Político)
Posted on Thursday November 10, 2016

~ This article was originally published on March 13, 2012 ~ Brothers Carlos and Valente Valenzuela are both veterans of the Vietnam War. They were born in the municipality of Ojinaga in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, but when Continue reading

TBI Launches peacebuilding seminars in Ensenada, Baja, California
Posted on Tuesday November 08, 2016

This weekend, the Trans-Border Institute kicked off a series of three peacebuilding seminars for local activists and civil servants in Ensenada, Baja California.  In partnership with the Baja Judiciary and the State Human Rights Commission, the weekend seminars offer an Continue reading

Génesis Urrutia, or How Being Young in Veracruz is a Death Sentence – by Violeta Santiago (VICE)
Posted on Friday October 14, 2016

~ This story was originally published by VICE on October 10, 2016 ~ Génesis Urrutia was 22. Her friends and classmates described her as an outgoing, happy person, who dreamed of finishing her degree in Communication at the University of Continue reading

“In Mexico, if you are indigenous, a woman, and poor, you are screwed”: A Chat with Eufrosina Cruz – by Paula Chouza (El País)
Posted on Wednesday October 12, 2016

~ This interview was originally published on March 13, 2013 ~ “In Mexico, if you are indigenous, a woman, and poor, you are screwed.” Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza does not hold her father responsible for marrying his sister when she was Continue reading

The Last Casualty of Colombia’s War – by Jacobo García (El País)
Posted on Monday October 03, 2016

  ~ This story was originally published by El País on October 2, 2016 ~ Between a cheap pizzeria and a café along a main street in Bogotá, a plaque marks the exact spot where Liberal Party politician Jorge Eliecer Continue reading

The Home that Comforts the Soul of Deportees – by Jesús Peña (Vanguardia)
Posted on Wednesday September 21, 2016

~ This story was originally published by Vanguardia on August 14, 2016 ~  After having traveled through an infernal desert, passing by skeletons, and seeing their dreams come crashing down one by one, at this house in Ciudad Acuña, on Continue reading

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