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.

The Post-Earthquake Struggle Between Military and Civilians – by Marcela Turati (Proceso)
Posted on Friday September 22, 2017

~ This crónica was originally published on September 21, 2017 ~ Two raised fists: The signal for silence. The gesture quiets the hundreds of people surrounding the seven-story building that has collapsed into a heap. Chainsaws are stopped, and the Continue reading

Widow of Murdered Journalist Denounces the Complicity of Authorities – EuropaPress
Posted on Wednesday June 21, 2017

Griselda Triana defends advocacy journalism and warns that the “narco is mixed up in everything.” ~ This story was originally published by EuropaPress on June 19, 2017 ~ MADRID, 19 June (Europa Press) –  Griselda Triana, widow of the late Continue reading

The Education of the Ages – by Carlos Monsiváis
Posted on Thursday June 15, 2017

Introduction to the first edition of Malayerba by Javier Valdez Cárdenas (Editorial Jus, 2010). Carlos Monsiváis (b. 1938 – c. 2010) was one of Mexico’s leading progressive authors. As a writer of books, essays, journalism and opinion pieces, Monsiváis articulated Continue reading

Interview with Antoni Tàpies in La Vanguardia Española, October 25, 1955 (Translation by Bob Long)
Posted on Wednesday May 03, 2017

Journalist Manuel Del Arco Álvarez had interviewed dozens of artists, politicians, and writers in Barcelona for years. Del Arco presented his column as a window into present-day culture in Barcelona for the everyday readers and, as his longevity would demonstrate, Continue reading

The Death Camp that the Government of Veracruz Covered Up – by Miguel Ángel León Carmona (La Silla Rota)
Posted on Thursday April 27, 2017

  ~ This report was originally published on April 26, 2017 ~ A ranch with hundreds of bones, ashes, clothes, and other evidence was found in Tihuatlán, and subsequently abandoned by the attorney general’s office three months ago. TIHUATLÁN, Veracruz.- Continue reading

The Holocaust: Dilemmas in Teaching – by Emmanuel Kahan (Pagina 12)
Posted on Thursday April 27, 2017

~This essay was originally published by Pagina 12 on April 6, 2017 ~ The Holocaust is a sensitive topic in Argentina. Its effects were felt early on. Beginning 1940 there were activities and demonstrations challenging the Nazi policies of racial Continue reading

Don Rosenblún – Sebastián Scherman (Translation by Alejandro Meter)
Posted on Tuesday April 25, 2017

In 1910, as Argentina celebrated its first centennial, Alberto Gerchunoff published Los gauchos judíos (The Jewish Gauchos of the Pampas), undoubtedly the best known work about the Jewish agricultural settlements at the end of the nineteenth century and early years Continue reading

Interior Security and Sinaloa: The Test Case – by Adrián López Ortiz (SinEmbargo)
Posted on Thursday April 20, 2017

 ~ This op-ed was originally published by SinEmbargo on 4/20/17 ~ It has been ten years since Mexico declared war on narcotrafficking. In that span, thousands of dead and disappeared reveal, daily, the failure of that “strategy.” The price has Continue reading

The Murder of Miroslava Breach and the Danger of the Old Narratives – Marcela Turati
Posted on Wednesday March 29, 2017

A journalist contacted me the day after Miroslava was murdered. They wanted a comment to support their story about how organized crime had killed three journalists in Mexico this month. The evidence for that claim? Because the journalists’ stories had Continue reading

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