A Growing Number of Mexicans in the U.S. Don't Speak Spanish... Or English
Say What?! Growing Number of U.S. Mexicans Don’t Speak Spanish
By Samantha Leal | 11/29/2012 - 12:58

Many Mexican immigrants migrating to the United States are assumed to speak Spanish, but that assumption is wrong, reports NBC Latino. Many immigrants come to the U.S. speaking indigenous languages, and a workshop by The City University of New York's Institute of Mexican Studies is hoping to shed light on the diversity of languages spoken by Mexican communities in the United States.


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Hilarious Twitter Feed Corrects Outraged Nativists' Grammar
Hilarious Twitter Feed Corrects Outraged Nativists' Grammar
By Samantha Leal | 11/27/2012 - 13:20

Oh boy. Over the holiday weekend, a new (hilarious) Twitter handle drew attention for correcting outraged people who believe that others should speak English in English-speaking countries. Of course, those writing these tweets seem to not have so much of a handle on the language themselves, with grammar mistakes galore. 


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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart on El Hormiguero
WATCH: Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson Look Stumped on Spanish-Language TV
By Samantha Leal | 11/16/2012 - 15:06

Our favorite Spanish show, El Hormiguero, recently had an invasion of some vampires (well, and a werewolf!). Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner all made an appearance on the interesting show that has a habit of making celebrities do some crazy things: including shooting a bow and arrow or taking part in some sort of weird magic show.


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Michael Bloomberg at the Hurricane Sandy press conference
Mayor Bloomberg's Best and Worst Spanish Moments
By Latina Staff | 11/03/2012 - 13:30

No one can say New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn't make an effort when it comes to communicating to his city's residents. But his Spanish and accent (or lack thereof) has become an easy target for anyone with a YouTube or Twitter account. In fact, the Twitter account El Bloombito became the latest in Internet memes long before Hurricane Sandy hit. Click through to see Bloomberg's best and worst Spanish moments and let us know, which one is your favorite?


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Arizona Maricopa County Election Date Mistake
Arizona Flubs Election Date on Spanish Document - Again
By Samantha Leal | 10/24/2012 - 09:30

After already making an error on a Spanish-language document that gave voters the wrong election date, Maricopa County of Arizona does it again.


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Arizona Election Day Notification Mistake
Arizona County Screws Up Spanish Election Date Notification
By Samantha Leal | 10/18/2012 - 15:14

Arizona officials in Maricopa County made a big mistake on official government documents printed in Spanish, reporting the wrong election date.

The document was attached to updated voter registration cards that were requested to be delivered in person, and listed the general election date as November 8 in Spanish. The document reported the correct date (November 6) in an English translation. 


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Latina teen with iPad
5 Apps to Help With Your Spanish
By Angela Lang | 10/08/2012 - 18:00

It's time to brush app on your Spanish! To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, make your parents proud and improve your español five minutes at a time. These fabulous apps bring you closer to praising your abuelita's food with more than one adjective.

Spanish 24/7 Tutor (Free)


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Texas Congressional Debate in Spanish, Canseco vs. Gallego
Texas Congressional Debate Held in Spanish
By Samantha Leal | 09/27/2012 - 09:28

Rep. Francisco Canseco, the Congressional Republican incumbent, and his challenger, Democrat and state representative Pete Gallego debated in an hour long event supported by AARP Texas and Univision. The twist? The entire debate was held in Spanish. 


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mom with daughter
5 Simple Ways to Teach Your Child Spanish
By Angelica Sereda | 07/27/2012 - 18:00

Now, perhaps more than ever, being bilingual is something that will help your child. But raising a bilingual child doesn't have to be a chore (even if you have limited language skills!). With a little creativity, you can make it fun for both of you.

Here are 5 ways to make learning espaňol fun:

1. Have them visit Abuela more often


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Latino Children in Classroom
School System Under Investigation for Discrimination by Not Providing Materials in Spanish
By Samantha Leal | 07/06/2012 - 09:56

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is now investigating the Wake County Public School System, in Raleigh, North Carolina, for discrimination against Latino students with Spanish-speaking parents. 


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