Latin America and Spain have many top tier athletes this year at the 2020 Olympics. Talented men and women from the Caribbean and South America are proudly bringing home medals. Gold! Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela broke the world record for the triple jump, 15.67 meters = 51 feet! Country Bronze Silver Gold Argentina Rugby against […]Read more
Maria From Sesame Street Writes a Stellar YA Novel
I was looking for a book for our child about a Spanish speaking child their age. I found treasure with The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano from Scholastic Books. The story is about a teenager in New York’s Spanish Harlem who grows up in a Puerto Rican neighborhood in the late 1960s. She learns about the […]Read more
Tanka Contest Winners/Ganadores del Concurso Tanka
Congratulations to all the poets who entered the Fake Flamenco Tanka Contest! We were honored with entries from three countries; Mexico, England and Puerto Rico. I have translated all three poems to make them more accessible to both Spanish and English speakers. One is a tribute to our current moment in history, the second to […]Read more
Who is the Second Woman Governor of Puerto Rico?
Hot off the press. You’ll only find this news here this afternoon! Puerto Rico has another new governor! I’ll give the backstory now: After thousands of protesters marched daily in San Juan for two weeks, Ricardo Rosselló the Governor of Puerto Rico stepped down in July. He left halfway through his four year term. The […]Read more
In Which Cities Do You Live Well Without a Car?
The only Spanish-speaking destination where I’ve rented a car is Puerto Rico. On our honeymoon, we arrived in San Juan and then drove in a clockwise circle around the island. We saw El Yunque park, beaches, hot springs, the phosphorescent bay, and the Arecibo radio telescope. That was a different form of travel than I’ve […]Read more
Minnesota Twins Dance La Bomba
The Minnesota Twins are starting the 2019 season off well. Part of their secret is the team has seventeen players from Spanish-speaking countries on their 40-man roster. That’s three shy of half the players! The Twins fabulous Latin American baseball player contingent has been given the moniker, La Bomba Squad, named for Puerto Rican traditional […]Read more