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Natasha Hakimi Zapata
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
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Natasha Hakimi Zapata is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American Literature at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She also holds a Creative Writing M.F.A. from Boston University and both a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in English with a creative writing concentration from the University of California, Los Angeles. In college she received scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Smithsonian Latino Center and the UCLA Alumni Association. She has also received several awards for creative writing, including the May Merill Miller Award for Poetry in 2008 and 2010, the Ruth Brill Award for short fiction in 2010 and the Falling Leaves Award in 2010. Most recently she was awarded the 2012 Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship and was a semifinalist for the Dzanc Books/ Guernica International Literary Award. She also won a 2016 L.A. Press Club Award for her book review of the poetry collection I Am the Beggar of the World

Natasha’s passion for revealing the truth through writing has also led her to journalism. She has been published in Los Angeles magazine, where she interned, and continues to blog for it about Los Angeles events. In addition, she has worked for the renowned literary journal AGNI and has launched Truthdig’s Poetry section as Truthdig’s assistant and poetry editor. In 2016, Literal Publishing released bilingual editions of her translations of Alicia Borinsky’s My Husband’s Woman and Liliana Lukin’s Theater of Operations. She hopes to continue writing for all three genres, balancing her passions for fiction and nonfiction, while often combining them in her creative work.

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U.K. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn Shocks Critics With a Rousing Speech Against the Establishment (Video)

“They do not want us to win,” Corbyn says, kicking off his 2017 election campaign. “Because when we win it is the people, not the powerful, who win.”

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

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Late Night Show Hosts Bid Bill O’Reilly a Not-So-Fond Farewell (Videos)

The Fox News star is officially off the airwaves, but Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and others are not, and they have a few parting words for “Papa Bear,” as Colbert likes to call O’Reilly.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Ear to the Ground

Theresa May Will Have Her Way: British Parliament Votes to Allow June 8 Election (Update)


On Tuesday, the British prime minister suddenly called for a snap general election. On Wednesday, Parliament approved the early election.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Slain Mexican Journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea


Known for her reporting on corruption, organized crime, femicides and human rights abuses, Breach was called the “uncomfortable” journalist for writing truths that made many in power uneasy.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 READ MORE

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Brexit Has Begun Officially, but No One Seems to Know How Long It Will Take


As Britain’s prime minister triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning the formal process for the U.K. to leave the European Union, EU officials essentially say, “Not so fast.”

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 READ MORE

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Truthdigger of the Week: Angela Davis, an Activist for the Ages


Davis’ inspiring talk at the recent Women of the World festival shows that this civil rights icon is as relevant in today’s fraught world as in the turbulent era from which she sprang decades ago.

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 READ MORE

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Puts Border Wall and War Machine First, America’s Most Vulnerable Last


His $1.15 trillion spending plan cuts programs that help those in need while redirecting tax dollars to wage war on undocumented immigrants and boost military funding by billions.

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