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Friday, December 2nd, 2016

For the Past 20 Years, a Santa Ana Man Has Kept the Language of the Aztecs Alive

*This is a great, albeit a little long, piece for a Friday read. VL By Gabriel San Roman, OC Weekly (17 minute read)  “Okay, let’s start with practice!” Davíd Vázquez says in Spanish to a dozen or so students seated in the basement choir room of the Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Santa Ana.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

A Selena TV Series in Both English and Spanish Is Coming Soon

*This looks like it’ll be fun! . . . and about time, some say. VL By Vanessa Erazo, Remezcla (1 minute read)  The golden age of television is still going strong and gradually, over the last year or...

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Chasing the Chupacabra

*Because there’s still residue of Halloween in the air; because Chupcabras always make good reading; because why not? VL By Asher Elbein, Texas Observer (8 minute read) The first time Phylis Canion saw the chupacabra, it was...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

10 things to know and misconceptions about Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead

*One of the things not on the list is that in Mexico, where the celebration originated, the word “los” is not in the name, it’s simply Dia de Muertos. Here in the U.S. we’ve added “los” for...

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Acapulco Beach Vendor Sells Empanadas in 10 Languages

*Check this kid out. He’s 15 and now has had many job offers since the story and a video went viral. VL By Mexico News Daily (3 minute read)  A young beach vendor from Acapulco has become a...

Monday, October 31st, 2016

This Short Film Explains the Essence of Dia de Muertos In Three Minutes

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco It’s a simple premise: the dead are not dead as long as we remember them. In Dia de los Muertos, an award-winning student animated film, a young girl is transported to another world...

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Interpreters say it’s nearly “impossible” to translate Donald Trump’s rhetoric into other languages

*Try translating this: “I don’t know, probably, maybe, I’m not sure, other people say, the lawyers say, I haven’t looked at it, I’m not familiar.” Trump speak. VL By Lila MacLellan, Quartz (6 minute read) The job of language...

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Latino Racial Slurs is the top trending topic on NewsTaco

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Top Latino Racial Slurs It’s a story written and posted in 2011 and this past week it got the top number of page views of all stories published in NewsTaco, almost 20 percent...

Friday, October 21st, 2016

When These Latinos Tell Immigration Stories, They Push Beyond Fairy Tales

*This is good stuff to read. Real stories told with real, raw truth. VL By Leah Donnella, NPR Code Switch (7 minute read) It’s easy to believe in a definitive American immigration story. So much of this...

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The Latino Workers Who Really ‘Run’ Washington

*OK, I’m a fan of Patricia Guadalupe’s reporting and writing. That said, impartially, this is a really good read. VL By Patricia Guadalupe, NBC News (4 minute read) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s capital prides itself on...

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

An Ode To The Latino Grocery Store.

*This is awesome! I can relate. VL By Alex Alvarez, MiTu (2.5 minute read)  Chances are, you have shopped at both large, chain grocery stores and smaller, Latino grocery stores, where the foods you grew up with and often...

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

U.S. Latinos Feel They Can’t Be Themselves at Work

*Do you ever get a weird, uncomfortable feeling when you’re in a work meeting and you realize you’re the only Latin@ in the room? And that because of it you have to act differently in order to...

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Crossing Over

*This is a great lunch break read, only 16 minutes. It’s about how the U.S.-Mexico border is nothing but an inconvenience for the people of a small Texas border town. There were parts of this piece that...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

16 Hispanic heritage spots on public lands

*Only one-in-ten visitors to national parks is Latino. Yet many national parks preserve U.S. Latino heritage. VL By The Wildreness Society (12 minute read) For National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize significant cultural sites on American public...

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