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Arizona's Latest Anti-Immigrant Law Proposed

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.07.2013 | Latino Voices

An Arizona politician wants to crack down on printing government documents in Spanish. State Rep. Steve Smith has filed legislation that would pro...

Learning to Read Neruda

Terence Clarke | Posted 03.04.2013 | San Francisco
Terence Clarke

Twenty years after my first class at Casa Hispana, I began my translation of Pablo Neruda's "100 Sonnets of Love," a collection of sonnets written to Neruda's wife Matilde. Each one of these poems is a flash of light, a lightning strike of love.

Last-Minute Travel Gift Guide

Karen Loftus | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Karen Loftus

From tech toys to fashion-forward gear and on-the-go gifts that tackle health and wellness while away, this guide covers all lifestyle aspects for the travel savvy.

You Won't Believe Why This Coach Was Ejected

Sun Sentinel | Aurelio Moreno | Posted 02.19.2013 | Miami

A volunteer soccer coach for a city-sponsored youth league was ejected from a game after two referees ordered him to stop giving instructions in Spani...

Continuing Education: A Foray Into Language Exchange

Shara Azad | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Shara Azad

I am taking Spanish lessons over the Internet. And as much as I'd like to pretend that my life is a Nora Ephron film, this has turned out to be no You've Got Mail-esque scenario.

The Gift of Language

John F. Schwaller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
John F. Schwaller

The study of foreign languages is simply the gift that keeps on giving. It provides a person with multiple perspectives from which to view the world. It actually strengthens the mind. It allows a person to travel to other countries, which is also a great gift.

17 Reasons Every American Should Learn Spanish

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Ever hear about those teachers who used to tape kids mouths shut for speaking Spanish in schools along the U.S.-Mexico border? Turns out they weren't ...

Illinois Gov. Signs Law To Strengthen Bilingual Programs

Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.21.2012 | Latino Voices

Earlier this month, Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signed new legislation designed to strengthen the state's bilingual education programs into law. ...

Why English Is No Longer Enough

Chris Cummings | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Chris Cummings

You may not realize it, but the U.S. is becoming a bilingual nation. Today, more than 37 million people speak Spanish at home. Pause and think about that number: For 37 million people in the U.S., speaking Spanish is more comfortable than speaking English.

A Test in Language Immersion

Megan Barreto | Posted 09.02.2012 | Latino Voices
Megan Barreto

This summer, I'm living in México City, México with my two children. We're gringos, all the way from Warrenton, Virginia - one of those American to...

Firefighters Use Flashcards To Understand Spanish-Speakers

Posted 07.02.2012 | Latino Voices

Axe? Check. Fire extinguisher? Check. Spanish flashcards? Er... Starting this week, firefighters in Knoxville, Tennessee will be adding one more to...

Amidst Economic Crisis, Spanish Royal Family Visits EEUU

Mirla Gonzalez | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Mirla Gonzalez

Regardless of how anyone feels about the Spanish Crown, Prince Felipe's message affirms that teaching a foreign language, particularly Spanish, is necessary for the United States to keep up with the demands of the global economy.

I Grew Up Speaking Spanish, But Sometimes It Gets Rusty

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 08.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

I didn't learn to speak English until I was about four. Sometimes I get nervous when I speak Spanish, but like many second generation Chicanas and Latinas, Spanish remains my language of strong emotion.

Attention to Detail

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Eduardo Diaz

I'm proud to see all the Latino major league baseball players, but watching a game is painful because I have to listen to announcers butcher names like Carlos Béltran (Beltrán) and Ramón Vasquéz (Vásquez). Why not be accurate on the names of the one-third who play the game?

Dewhurst Challenges Cruz To Debate In Spanish

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said he'll accept a debate invitation from his opponent Ted Cruz under one condition: that the debate be in Spanish. ...

"Yo soy el alcalde de Chicago"

Elio Leturia | Posted 08.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

I still wonder why the vast majority of Americans simply choose to be monolingual. One simple reason would be the belief that since the United States is the most powerful nation on the planet everybody must learn English.

Steven Kurlander: Spanish-Language Pizza Promotion Gives Some Heartburn

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Steven Kurlander

Last week, Pizza Patron, a 104-restaurant chain based in Dallas, offered a Spanish-language promotion. Like it or not, speaking Spanish is a big part of today's American culture -- even when ordering a pizza.

Transforming Schools to Match the Needs of a Minority-Majority Nation

Sam Chaltain | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Brain-based research is starting to demonstrate that the benefits of being bilingual go a lot deeper than knowing another language. And the schools -- and states -- that are ahead of the curve are acting accordingly.

Speak In Spanish, Get A Free Pizza Pie

Posted 05.24.2012 | Latino Voices

Free pizza? Si, porfavor. Pizza Patrón, a carry-out pizza chain with headquarters in Dallas, is going to give away free pepperoni pizza pies to custo...

Telenovelas Are The New Coveted Marketing Niche

Posted 08.17.2012 | Latino Voices

Last week Telemundo premiered the first episode of their web-based telenovela "Mia Mundo". The three-minute long episode features characters driving C...

Education Reform: Language and Technology vs. STEM

Mirla Gonzalez | Posted 06.27.2012 | College
Mirla Gonzalez

Today, a lot of attention and funding is given to STEM programs but the humanities, language acquisition in particular, deserves just as much attention.

¡ASK A MEXICAN!: Why do Hispanics deny that George Zimmerman is Hispanic?

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 06.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

No Latinos deny that Zimmerman is half-Peruvian, and the reason we're joining African-American leaders in vilifying him is because he killed Trayvon Martin, a story of racial profiling gone horribly wrong that our respective communities know far too well.

WATCH: 'Que Difícil Es Hablar En Español'

| Posted 02.29.2012 | Latino Voices

'Tomayto', 'tomahto'? Not necessarily true when it comes to Spanish. And definitely not according to the hit Youtube video “Que Difícil Es...

WATCH: Often Parodied, Longest Running TV Variety Show Turns 50

Posted 01.04.2012 | Latino Voices

Which is the longest running television variety show in the world? It's Sábado Gigante, of course! For non Spanish speakers, the direct tr...

Cristina Costantini

En Miami, A Decir 'Hola' Or To Say 'Hello' | Cristina Costantini | Posted 11.30.2011 | Miami

The choice of whether to address a stranger in English or Spanish is often a split-second decision -- one which has provoked much conversation in the ...