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No, not Immigration and Customs Enforcement; ice as on frozen water.
It’s 31F outdoors and there’s an inch or two of ice on the pavement, which means power was out this morning. Due to other matters that require my attention, blogging will be light.
However, don’t miss my article at Da Tech Guy’s, Ask Fausta: Is now the time to travel to Latin America?
If there’s electricity, I’ll be in Silvio Canto’s podcast at 8PM Eastern talking about Elections in El Salvador plus other US-Latin America issues
Fausta’s blog is one of the Fabulous Fifty – for Best Latin American Coverage!
Winning for Best Latin American Coverage! THANK YOU, DOUG!
I won last year for Best Latin American Coverage, and Doug Ross will soon announce this year’s winners of the Fabulous 50 Blog Awards.
Will I win?
As you can see from the heading, the blog’s name was inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s quote,
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
Please visit LU daily, tweet, and tell your friends.
I am considering ceasing to blog on politics.
For eight years I have posted on serious issues taking place in our hemisphere that affect our everyday lives, and, to be honest, I’ve about had it. Every post on Latin America takes time researching sources from the country in Spanish, French or Portuguese, plus English-language reports. And what for? The American media and the American public would care more if the Iranians were making deals with Martians than they care if Hezbollah makes deals with the Zetas right in our own country.
The American politics posts draw more traffic but are clearly out of the mainstream of a coddled, self-absorbed electorate that thinks their vaginas, their abortions, and their welfare checks are more important than national security, chronic unemployment and respect for the Constitution.
Half the country doesn’t even pay federal income taxes. They do not value the effort of us who do.
The re-election of Obama ensures a bad economy, which in turn ensures that I will remain unemployed as a translator. At the same time, I have always been interested in literacy. Therefore, I’m considering blogging my Spanish-to-English translation work so it’s available for free for whoever may want to read it or not.
I may continue the Carnival of Latin America on Mondays, since that’s the sort of thing I have been reading on my own time for decades.
And to hell with politics.
And many thanks to all commenters here, Facebook, and Twitter for their encouraging words.
Linked by Monty Pelerin. Thanks!
I’m inaugurating my new translation-related website, Fausta Translates/Fausta traduce. It’ll showcase my most recent translations from English to Spanish, and from Spanish to English. Please visit it often!
Yes, I’m available for freelance work. You may contact me at faustaw2 “at” gmail “dot” com.