Legislation on translation and interpreting (1 of 3): around the world

Due to the need of communication during colonisation, Latin American laws regulated some aspects of interpretation at the beginning of the 16th century. Ontario’s legislation recognised translators, interpreters and terminologists in 1989 and allowed them to use certified titles. In Venezuela, a university degree and membership in the National College of Translators are needed to…

TED – Ideas worth spreading

TED is an organisation with its roots in a conference on technology, entertainment and design and which got its name from their initials. However, every possible subject is considered in current conferences. Now two annual four-day conferences are held. TED Conference is the original one and it takes place in California in spring. On the…

Catalonia, new state in Europe

Yesterday, 11th of September, National Day of Catalonia, I was just a man in 1.5 million people in the unnoticeable way. However, the more the merrier does apply to the occasion. I was meeting three friends in front of the Casa Batlló, next to an underground station that the organisation advised not to use so as…