Joan Fernando Valls Fusté, who apparently doesn’t like paying his translators, is back in business

… with a language school, Catalonia Idiomes, Ctra. de Collblanc 33-35 principal dreta, 08904 Hospitalet, using the East Timorese cataloniaidiomes and idiomasbcn domains. He’s also still offering a translation agency service at just under €0.04/word.

Too good to be true?

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