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Ay, Caramba! SEC Press Releases Now Translated Into Spanish

Bruce Carton | December 28, 2010

Last night, a reader was looking over the recent SEC press release regarding the agency's new charges against Alcatel-Lucent for alleged FCPA violations and emailed me with an observation. In the release, the SEC had actually included links to both Spanish and French translations of the release, as well. Was this new, he wondered? As I was responding that I'd never noticed such translations before, he emailed again with the news that he'd just discovered an entire page on the SEC website translating every press release back to August 2009 into Spanish.

We agreed this raises several questions:

  1. Why just Spanish translations (other than the one French translation in the Alcatel-Lucent case)?
  2. Are these English-to-Spanish...
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