How a Nostalgic Novel About Spain’s Heartland Joined the Political Fray

Ana Iris Simón wrote “Feria” to depict a way of life she fears is vanishing. She didn’t expect its message to be embraced by conservatives in her country.

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Behind a Top Female Name in Spanish Crime Fiction: Three Men

Carmen Mola, a novelist publishing under a pen name, seemed to shatter a glass ceiling in the world of Spanish books. But when the author’s true identity was revealed while claiming a big prize, it was a shock.

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Dispatcher in Fatal Fire Hung Up on Victim Because He Spoke Spanish, Lawsuit Says

A group of former emergency dispatchers suing Lehigh County, Pa., in federal court said that operators routinely refused to use a translation service. The county disputes the allegations.

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The Gender Binary in Language Classes

Languages that contain only “he” and “she” pronouns pose problems for communicating about gender identity. Here’s how some language teachers are helping.

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‘A Sense of Belonging’ for Hispanic Children, With Puppets

“Club Mundo Kids,” a new TV series debuting on April 10, is the latest result of a push for programming that uses Spanish to reach Latino audiences.

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‘Romeo y Julieta’ Review: Young Love in Two Languages

Lupita Nyong’o and Juan Castano star in a podcast adaptation that delivers the poetry — in Spanish and English — but not the fire.

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Can the Makers of ‘Money Heist’ Mint Another Hit With ‘Sky Rojo’?

Álex Pina is back with another glitzy, over-the-top Spanish thriller for Netflix. This time, he and his creative partner say, the story is even leaner and the excess is even more over-the-top.

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Luis Palau, the ‘Billy Graham of Latin America,’ Dies at 86

He rose from preaching on street corners in Argentina to ministering to millions around the world, then focused his ministry on liberal corners of the U.S.

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Russian Campaign Promotes Homegrown Vaccine and Undercuts Rivals

Russian news outlets with connections to the Kremlin ran disingenuous Spanish-language stories targeting vaccines made in the United States and Europe, researchers said.

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Hilaria Baldwin Talks Spain, Boston, Alec and Instagram

Accused of a “decade long grift where she impersonates a Spanish person,” the entrepreneur (and spouse of Alec Baldwin) talks about being the main character in this last week of 2020.

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Dispute Erupts Over Translation Rights to New Nobel Laureate

For 14 years, one publisher released Louise Glück’s poetry in Spanish. Then she won the Nobel Prize, and her agent made a change.

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Work-From-Home Scheme Targeting Latinas Netted $7 Million, U.S. Says

A federal lawsuit says that Moda Latina BZ, a Los Angeles County company, deceived consumers into thinking they could make up to $500 a week selling perfume, makeup and other items.

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Selena’s Special Genius

The Mexican-American star, who was killed at 23, is the subject of a new Netflix bio-series. But what was the root of her musical powers?

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False News Targeting Latinos Trails the Election

Rampant falsehoods evolved online on Wednesday, intended to make Spanish speakers question the unfolding election results and believe that President Trump was being robbed of victory.

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False Political News in Spanish Pits Latino Voters Against Black Lives Matter

On family WhatsApp groups and in Spanish-language media, misinformation paints 2020 as a zero-sum game.

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Stop Othering Latinos

Candidates need to adjust their strategies to appeal to the wide spectrum of American Hispanics.

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What Can We Learn From Rival Political Ads in Florida?

The margin is expected to be razor thin between President Trump and Joe Biden in this hotly contested state, here’s how the campaigns’ recent television and radio ads there are characterizing their opponent.

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Alfredo Breitfeld, Antiquarian Bookseller in Buenos Aires, Dies at 82

Mr. Breitfeld was determined to attend this year’s antiquarian book fair in New York City. He began to sicken as he flew home, and died of the novel coronavirus.

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Author of ‘The Shadow of the Wind,’ Dies at 55

A story within a story that begins in a mysterious place known as the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, it is one of the most successful Spanish novels ever published.

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What to Watch on Netflix to Help Language Learning

Supplement your app study with these excellent non-English movies and TV shows.

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Latinos Face Crisis Upon Crisis

Often in “essential” but low-paid jobs, they are falling ill and suffering financially at disproportionately high rates.

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When Coronavirus Care Gets Lost in Translation

Medical interpreters must now work remotely, multiplying the challenges for front-line doctors and non-English-speaking patients.

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In Argentina, a Bid to Make Language Gender Neutral Gains Traction

A movement to make Spanish grammar less centered on male terms has gained broad adherence, including from President Alberto Fernández.

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