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?
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
By Samantha Leal | 06/14/2012 - 09:48
A valedictorian at a Orestimba High School in California gave his commencement address in Spanish and sparked a debate among board members and officials, reports Fox News Latino. Saul Tello, Jr., told local media that he wanted to do it in both English and Spanish, but that he was told there would not be enough time.
By Lee Hernandez | 03/06/2012 - 14:12
Stefano Langone is going to be learning Español on Latina.com!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/27/2012 - 14:55
The frustrating ironies of being Afro-Latina hit Yuly Marshall with stunning regularity: At work at a Miami hospital, Hispanic patients of the Cuban-born radiology technician usually assume she’s African American, asking her, “Where did you learn to speak Spanish like that?” and expressing shock—even skepticism—that she’s really Latina. Other times, fellow Latinos will disparage African Americans in front of her with phrases like, “What can you expect from negros?” and then turn around and tell her, as if paying her a compliment, “But you’re not like that. You’re one of us.”