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Multi-Lingual Popes

  Weeks away from Easter, and just at the start of Christians’ Lent season, we followed the news regarding the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the group of Cardinal-Electors that were inside the Sistine Chapel appointed to elect his successor, the new Spiritual Leader for the 1.2 billion Roman Catholics arou

Translations and Latin American Travel

Are you considering or planning a trip south of the border? Apart from booking your flight to your Latin American destination and packing a bottle of sunscreen (the sun is indeed much stronger there), you should consider whether you may need fulfill any requirements with U.S. and foreign authorities. Certain Latin American

Mbaraka Ovama (I already moved the guitar)

If you were to mention the name “Barack Obama” to a Guarani, you would literally be telling them in their own language “I already moved the guitar” (Mbaraka Ovama). Despite this accidental fact, several English words actually have Guaraní roots, such as “tapioca”, “piranha,” “toucan” and

Celebrating Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year or the Chinese Spring Festival is considered the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. The celebrations run from Chinese New Year’s Day to the 15th day of the first month, making this festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. All over the United States, these celebrations feature par