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.”
By Adriana Rivera | 01/27/2012 - 13:11
In the February 7th episode of Glee, Puerto Rican music idol Ricky Martin plays a hot new Spanish teacher at William McKinley and turns the high school upside down in a “Livin’ La Vida Loca”-type situation.
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/26/2012 - 16:43
In this week’s Tampa Bay, Florida Republican debate, the question was asked why candidates run ads in Spanish, ostensibly seeking the votes of Spanish speakers, but insist English be the only official language of the U.S. government.
This incident is a perfect example of the complicated relationship that politicians and monolingual Americans have with learning and flaunting that they know another language.
By Adriana Rivera | 01/20/2012 - 13:28
Will Ferrell’s Spanish has been approved by his Casa de mi Padre co-stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Efren Ramirez. Both actors say that Ferrell is still funny, even in a different language.