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VOYCE 60 Hour Medical Interpretation Certificate

I’m pleased that VOYCE offer this course and certificate that get me closer to becoming a national certified medical interpreter.

Certificate 60hrs Medical Training

Buddha’s first teachings.

“Because there’s no perfect place anywhere. One of the Buddha’s first teachings was that life is suffering. He didn’t just mean heartrending, painful, traumatic suffering, but something more basic than that. It doesn’t matter how good we have it or how basically happy we are, things arise every day that leave us feeling discontented or disappointed.”

Excerpt From The Dude and the Zen Master Jeff Bridges & Bernie Glassman https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-dude-and-the-zen-master/id529559015 This material may be protected by copyright.

You cannot appreciate truly what’s in front of you until its gone. You truly don’t understand what you have until its gone. When its gone you remember the details that made you feel happy or special.

One of the best feeling in life for me is the feeling of gratefulness. When you are feeling down or sad its hard to see and realize our blessings.

Quote on Doubt

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha (500BC)”

Excerpt From
Words of Wisdom – 100 Inspirational Quotations
Various Authors
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Memorial Day

Thanks to the U.S. Armed Forces

Memorial Day, lets go back to the history books and remember the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Because of their action we have this nation we call home.

Thank you all. The U.S. is not perfect but it is still great place to live and to fight for.

Patriotism is different then Conservatism. Patriotism is constantly changing.

“Patriotism has nothing to with Conservatism. It is actually the opposite of Conservatism. It is actually the opposite of Conservatism, since it is a devotion to something that is always changing and yet is felt to be mystically the same.” George Orwell

Different wars, different soldiers.

The soldiers who fought England for our independence are the not same ones fighting in Vietnam, Iraq or any other war that the U.S. has been involved in.

Thanks to all who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Thanks to all those who are marginalized by the system and still serve with honor.

God Bless America, and The United States .


“Macondo no es un lugar, si no un estado de ánimo.” Gabriel García Marquez.

Macondo is not a place, but a state of mood. Interpretation by Pedro Diaz.

A cultural broker interprets language, media and society. The cultural broker renders the message accurately, conveying the content and nature of the original idea, taking into consideration its cultural setting.

What can I do for you.

  1. Interpretation of the English and Spanish languages
  2. Share and write cultural stories.

Please go to cultural-broker.com blog and podcast to discover news stories. Also earn how to become a guest in the Latino American Experience podcast by emailing the host Pedro to email: pdiaz243@gmail.com.  English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.

Create strategic creative communication in traditional and modern mediums. By means of different cultures, languages and localism. Learning from different cultures can teach you about your own. In conclusion is about a creating and communicating a precise message to do the right audience. Let’s celebrate what brings people together!

Cultural-broker.com, because anywhere you travel to in this world or out of space now! Your culture will follow. From El Paso USA, Juarez MEX, Veracruz MEX, Puerto Rico US, Madrid ESP, Barcelona ESP, Austin US, Dallas US, New York USA, London ENG, Manchester ENG Rio de Janeiro BRL and Sao Paulo BRL, Sydney AUS, Melbourne AUS …

Your mood, mindset and humor or lack of will follow you. Traveling and learning a new language will allow you to learn more about your identity. Also, with an open mind you could learn from others.

Grandparents and parents are the roots of culture and languages. Professional interpreting services are mainly for them. When to use an interpreter? Immigrations scenarios, interviews, business investments, an interpreter is broker of language and culture.

Think about culture. Think about identity. Who are you? Where are you from? What have you learned from your ancestors?

Culture is intertwined with history.

And history tends to repeat itself.

What is being repeated now in 2021?

What does that mean for Latino Americans?

What is the difference between Hispanic and Latino?

Note: Hispanic identifies that you are a decedent from Spain. That does not include Brazil because that is a country that their origin goes back to Portugal.

That’s why the Latino American Experience is used to include Brazil in the discussion.

The word “latino” identifies what kind of language is used in the countries. Note many languages are based on or are derivatives of Latin such as French. Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and others.

The name Latino American Experience brings together a share language origin and geography.

Brazil is the only country in South America that doesn’t use Spanish as their national language. That’s why is called the Latino American experience and not the Hispanic American experience to include my Brazilian sisters and brothers. 

Conflict in all Latino Americans when they are born and raised in the United States. That is to assimilate as much possible into the English American culture or resist an honor your heritage, your roots.

Latino identity is questioned?

Not until University do you start to discover that there are many successful Latinos in the United States. But many are not part of popular culture in US for many reasons.

Traveling to Mexico City and Sao Paulo in Brazil and reading more Spanish authors. Made me realize about the other world that doesn’t speak or write English.

Traveling opens your mind, gives perspective and confidence. Travel more stay longer periods outside your country, it’s a challenge to not depend on the physical opportunities but to create skills that can be done digitally anywhere in the world.

What skills/jobs can be done digitally all over the world? Many more now because of the pandemic and the internet society is realizing that many jobs and meetings can be done remotely.

Improving writing and communication skills are an investment that are going to improve your overall life and get you closer to your goals.

Traveling makes you realized how valuable it is to know different languages and the importance of knowing how to read, speak and write sound English and Spanish. Living in Brazil and learning a new language exercises your other languages you already know. Portuguese and Spanish are closely related but still are different in many ways.