December 2021

Another year gone by Of course, December is always the last month to close out the year, however the past two years have been followed by different and unexpected events and closings due to Corona Pandemic. A new variant called Omnicom has just hit the world and everyone is adjusting again. Overall, 2021 has been a great year and nice bounce back from a very challenging 2020. Despite this, or maybe because of this, it is important to reflect and celebrate our achievements of this year. December provides the perfect opportunity for that and there are multiple instances where we can celebrate life and reflect on the positive things we sometimes overlook. We can start with Hanukah followed by Christmas and New Year’s among others. As 2021 comes to an end, we are hopeful that bigger and brighter things await us in the future and the Corona Virus gets much more under control again.

There have been plenty notable events that have happened during this month when it comes to World history. Iceland and Spain were two countries to gain independence. The British House of Commons saw its first female member – Lady Nancy Astor. To try to prevent another world war, France, Belgium, and Germany signed the Locarno Treaties on December 1, 1925. Benazir Bhutto was nominated to become prime minister of Pakistan, making her the first woman to govern a Muslim nation. In France, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned emperor by Pope Pius VII. He then went on to defeat Russia and Austria in the Battle of Austerlitz.

December has played a significant role for American history as well. There were many turning points that occurred during this month. Rosa Parks’ arrest led to the birth of the modern American civil rights movement. The “Monroe Doctrine” was introduced by President James Monroe which prohibited any further colonization of the Americas by European powers. It also saw the abolishment of slavery as the 13th amendment was ratified. The U.S. House of Representatives also now had its first African American politician – Joseph Hayne Rainey.

Other notable events included: the world’s first successful nuclear chain reaction by Enrico Fermi and his team at the University of Chicago, the first permanent artificial heart implant at the University of Utah, the discovery of Haiti by Christopher Columbus, and the foundation of the AFL-CIO which became the leading advocate for American trade unions, thus ending a 20-year rivalry with each other.

Birthdays of Well-known Individuals in December:

December 5, 1901: Walt Disney: He is known as a pioneer of the American animation industry. Having introduced many famous characters including Mickey Mouse, his film work continues to be shown and adapted to this day. He was also the creator of amusement parks such as Disneyland and Disney World.

December 10, 1830: Emily Dickinson: She is considered as one of the leading 19th century American poets. Dickinson is best known for her bold original verse, which stands out for its epigrammatic compression, haunting personal voice, and enigmatic brilliance.

December 9, 1608: John Milton: English poet and intellectual, Milton, has greatly influenced the literary world. He is best known for Paradise Lost, which is widely regarded as the greatest epic poem in English. Besides having written several other significant poems, Milton also wrote stirring political oratory which influenced English thought and prose for generations.

December 8, 1886: Diego Rivera: He is considered as one of the greatest Muralist of all time. Diego was a world-renowned Mexican painter in the 20th century. Rivera had a profound effect on the international art world. He is credited with the reintroduction of fresco painting into modern art and architecture. He was also married to another famous artist Frida Kahlo.

Some Interesting, Interpreting, Media Projects & Translation Completed in December

December proved to be our busiest month yet, filled with multiple projects which covered a wide variety of work in a multitude of industries and languages. The interpreting department is continuing to see a constant and significant increase in both Virtual & On-Site interpreting. This is due to many reasons, but overall, we feel that the business confidence of the economy is gaining fast, and this is causing a ripple effect of positivity.

Regarding interpreting, we provided the world’s biggest on-line retailer interpreting equipment consisting of 20 booths, thousands of headsets at multiple venues and technical staffing of 12 audio experts for a 5-day conference in Las Vegas which included 50 interpreters in 8 languages. For a conference by a national organization that provides trauma-based substance abuse and mental health treatment for individuals, we provided 3 days of on-site Sign Language interpreting.

We also supplied 2 Spanish on-site simultaneous interpreters, technicians and interpreting equipment for a 7-day law enforcement training course in Puerto Rico put on by the US government. For the International Standard Organization of a European country, we supplied Korean interpreting via video for a 4-day audit and inspection of a manufacturing facility. We administered 2 virtual remote interpreters for 4 days of simultaneous Ukrainian interpreting for a major government agency. Another important project for the month of December included 2 days of On-site Legal Certified Spanish interpreting for a trial for the USDOJ in Washington DC.

In the multi-media field, we provided Arabic voiceover and subtitling of 40 bio-chemical training videos regarding law enforcement for a major government agency. We also completed a huge transcription, translation, and voiceover project for the DOD, through one of our mutual Governmental NGO providers. This project involved 24 videos to transcribed and translated to Spanish, French & EU Portuguese, from over 13 hours of audio, with a 5–6-week deadline. Standard delivery of this size typically takes 12-14 weeks. We also transcribed over two hours of Spanish audio to English for the US Attorney in a criminal case.

Our translation department continues to deliver many and various projects for a wide array of industries. During December, we translated surveys and supplements for a 260,000-word project into 13 languages for the country’s largest statewide university hospital system. These languages include Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Armenian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Russian. For a worldwide legal nonprofit, we translated a 25,000-word document into Farsi regarding covenants and conventions.

We also translated a 20,000-word student handbook into Bengali for a nationwide vocational training institute. Another important project of ours included the translation of over one hundred thousand words of updated COVID 19 information for some of the largest and leading healthcare organizations nationwide.

The translated documentation was done in over 15 languages including Hindi, Hakha Chin, Nepali, Punjabi, Tongan, Spanish, Chinese among others. During this month, we also translated a multitude of political market research material including surveys, questionnaires and interviews in German, Thai, Malay, Hungarian, Czech, and Spanish for a national political research firms. For a case with a major nationally known law firm we translated and certified a 10,000-word legal document going from French to English.

AML-Global stands the test of time in providing translation, interpretation, transcription and media services to private industry, government at all levels, educational and non-profit organizations. Our thousands of linguists around the world and teams of dedicated professionals are ready to serve.

Call Us Now: 1-800-951-5020, email us at For further information, visit our website or for a quote go to and we will respond promptly.


Quick Quote