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Alidad Vassigh

Born in Tehran, educated in Britain and France, I have been a freelance translator since the late 1990s.


What's Really Behind Venezuela's Vanishing Banknotes - Worldcrunch

-OpEd- LIMA — One of the most lucrative businesses in this part of the world is to buy government-subsidized goods from Venezuela ...

An After-Hours Visit To The Champs-Elysées Seedy Sister Street  - Worldcrunch

PARIS — It's 5:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning: closing time for the nightclubs on Rue de Ponthieu in Paris' 8th arrondissement. Club goe...

A Trump-Era Brain Drain? U.S.-Based Scientists Eye Switzerland - Worldcrunch

LAUSANNE — Many non-American scientists working in U.S. companies and agencies are eyeing job openings at a top research facility in ...

Perils Of The "Common Man" - How Male Anger Fuels Populism - Worldcrunch

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ — We live in the time of the common man's anger. I use the word man in the traditional sense, like Aaron Copland's ...

How Rodrigo Duterte's War On Drugs Looks In Colombia - Worldcrunch

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ — Any Colombian observing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs might remember our former president C...

Mexican Smuggler: Trump’s Wall Is A Business Opportunity - Worldcrunch

NOGALES — From the halls of Washington, D.C. to Mexico City, and everywhere in between, much has been said about Donald Trump's vow t...

Antibiotics In China, Local Practice Turns Global Health Menace - Worldcrunch

ZHAOQING — On a pig farm near Zhaoqing, in south-western China, dozens of lifeless pigs float in the murky, stinking waters of a pond...

Should Colombia Save Its Drug Smugglers From Execution Abroad? - Worldcrunch

-Editorial- BOGOTÁ — China's recent execution of a Colombian arrested for drug trafficking — and the uproar it caused here — ...