Census Says 38 Million in the U.S. Speak Español
By Amaris Castillo | 08/08/2013 - 13:13

About 38 million people speak Spanish at home, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Census has released an interactive, online map that pinpoints the array of languages other than English that were spoken in homes across the country in 2011.


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Eva Longoria and her parents at the Over Her Dead Body premiere
9 Latinos Whose Families Arrived Before July 4, 1776
By Carmery Trinidad | 07/04/2013 - 11:30

Listening to the immigration debate, you could easily get the idea that all Latinos are newcomers to this country. Nothing could be further from the truth. Latinos have had a presence in this land for 500 years, and the proof is not just in Spanish place names like Nevada and Colorado or in the fact that the oldest city in America (St. Augustine, Florida) was founded by the Spanish, but in the stories of Latino families nationwide.


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Sandra Bullock at The Heat premiere
5 Non-Latino Celebrities Speaking Español!
By Latina Staff | 07/04/2013 - 11:00

Need to brush up on your Spanish-speaking skills? You aren't alone. With an estimated 51 million Latinos in the U.S., there's no wonder why more and more people are learning how to speak Spanish! In fact, on the set of the new movie The Heat, Sandra Bullock got some one-on-one Spanish instruction from Mexican actor Demian Bichir

“Demian taught me everything I needed to know about Spanish,” Bullock said at a recent press conference. “He had great patience and encouraged me to learn some new words.”


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10 Spanglish Words You May or May Not Be Pronouncing Wrong
10 Spanglish Words You May or May Not Be Pronouncing Wrong
By Amaris Castillo | 06/28/2013 - 10:14

You gotta love Spanglish. If you’re Latino/a but were born here in the U.S., you’re guilty of it. What’s funny is that most of us learn it from our parents; Spanish is in their blood, yet they want to get their message across so you will surely understand.

Those well-versed in Spanglish have the language down pat. Below are some fun words that don’t… sound quite right. But they're great anyway:

Party

Not party, it’s pronounced “parreeeeee!”

Vicks Vapor Rub


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NYPD Officer Reprimanded for Briefly Speaking Spanish On Duty
NYPD Officer Reprimanded for Speaking Spanish While On Duty
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/24/2013 - 14:00

It was just a mere three weeks ago that we heard about a pair of Whole Foods workers being suspended for speaking Spanish while on the job. Whole Foods has since stated that they would be revising their language policy. Now a similar case appears to be going on in New York.


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Republican Gabriel Gomez
Massachusetts Senate Race Goes Español In The Final Week
By Fox News Latino | 06/19/2013 - 04:53

As they go into the homestretch of Massachusetts’ special U.S. Senate election on June 25, Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey are fighting it out in Español.

Gomez, a private equity investor whose parents are Colombian immigrants, released a new radio ad in Spanish Tuesday on Spanish-language radio stations across the state. The campaign will follow that with Spanish-language print ads and campaign stops in Latino neighborhoods.


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10 Spanish Words You Need to Learn How to Spell
10 Spanish Words You Need to Learn How to Spell
By Sugey Palomares | 05/30/2013 - 15:26

According to National Geographic, Soledad O'Brien will be the next host of the National Geographic Bee. The CNN reporter will be taking over for Jeopardy's Alex Trebek, who retires this year. While we don't think any Spanish words will make the cut, we think it'd be fun (and more challenging!) if they did.


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WATCH: Latina’s Fashion Editor Verky Arcos Baldonado Talks Summer Fashion on Telemundo!
By Latina Staff | 05/24/2013 - 13:23

Are you ready for Summer BBQs? Our very own fashion editor Verky Arcos Baldonado stopped by Telemundo to talk summer outfit ideas and fashion that will keep you cool (and looking good.) Check out the video below then scroll down for where you can buy! 

All pieces available at Macy's, Macys.com, and Amazon.com

White Dress:

XOXO Strapless Eyelet Cutout Dress, $69


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President Barack Obama and daughter Malia Obama
President Barack Obama On Daughter Malia’s Spanish: It’s “Getting Very Good”
By Amaris Castillo | 05/06/2013 - 10:28

Sounds like President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter Malia is on her way to becoming fluent in Spanish.

During his recent visit to Mexico last Friday, the 51-year-old Prez addressed Mexican high school and university students at Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology.


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Julio Iglesias in concert in Barcelona
Exclusive: Julio Iglesias is My Homeboy
By Jesus Trivino | 04/09/2013 - 10:55

Julio Iglesias is cooler than cool—he’s ice cold (word to Andre 3000). Once we got on the phone with the legendary Spanish crooner, it was as if we were talking to our hip Tio Julio who schools you on love and has done it all . . . twice. Iglesias is truly the most interesting man in the world: he wrestles lions, he kicks Chuck Norris’ ass, and he flirts with your mom every chance he gets—swag!


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