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.
As we witness the presidential candidates carefully minding their language in the run-up to the election, perhaps we should pay less attention to the remarks that are tongue-in-cheek, and more attention to whether or not they will keep the rights of Americans who speak many tongues in check.
The facts are squarely on the Democrats' side. But we need bumpersticker answers. Slogans. Not an in-depth discussion of why the other side's position is horsefeathers, but a snappy putdown to showcase the wrongness of the Republican position.
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.
Elizabeth Little traveled thousands of miles, chronicling her encounters with Navajo, Quileute, French, Gullah, Basque, Haitian Creole, and Spanish people. In this interview, she offers tips for other language road-trippers.
Faithful to the spirit that turned the Huffington Post into an essential daily read for millions of U.S. readers, El HuffPost aims to explore the new possibilities offered to Spanish society by a 100% online medium.