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New E-book Edition of Don Quixote May be Closest to Miguel de Cervantes’ Original

In the same building in which Juan de la Cuesta printed "Don Quixote" between 1605 and 1615, Madrid's Sociedad Cervantina on Tuesday presented the e-book edition most faithful to the original magnum continue reading »

Singer Lila Downs Honored for her Contribution to Mexican Culture

Singer Lila Downs was honored here by the organization Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders for her work to spread awareness about indigenous people. continue reading »

“Devious Maids” Writer Believes Show With Promote Positive Image of Latinos

Acclaimed Hispanic playwright Tanya Saracho, part of the team behind the forthcoming television comedy series "Devious Maids," is heralding a positive change in the way Latinos are portrayed on the stage and screen. continue reading »

Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer Showcases Latinos in North Carolina

Jose Galvez's black-and-white photography has captured the experience of Latinos in the United States for more than 40 years and he was one of the first Chicanos to receive a Pulitzer Prize. continue reading »

Celebrate National Taco Day With Us

Celebrate with Hispanically Speaking News 'National Taco Day' and enjoy a crispy, meat stuffed taco somewhere. This Mexican dish is traditionally filled with chicken, beef, veggie or seafood. But now a days you can find alligator tacos, air tacos, cheese tacos - you name it just put it in a taco shell. continue reading »

HONDURAS: 91% of Those Over 60 Are Without Income

Ninety-one percent of Honduras' 700,000 residents over the age of 60 have no income, the National Association of Elderly Adults, or ANAM, said Monday. continue reading »

Mexico Tourism Board, Embassy Host “Flight of the Butterflies” in 3D World Premiere

The Government of Mexico, through the Mexico Tourism Board and the Embassy of Mexico hosted the world premiere of “Flight of the Butterflies” at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. More than 400 guests, in the presence of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, gathered for the IMAX® 3D screening which tells the story of the Monarch Butterfly – one of the great natural mysteries of the world. continue reading »

Mexico Joins Group to Promote Linguistic Diversity, Communications

Mexico will join the World Network for Linguistic Diversity in order to promote intercultural education and communications, as well as to strengthen individual languages, The National Institute of Indigenous Languages, or Inali, said. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

Congress Urged to Move Along the National Museum of American Latino Legislation

Legislation to designate a location for the museum on the National Mall, the Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act, is still pending in Congress, yet grassroots support has remained strong and continues to build steadily continue reading »

Vice President of Bolivia Marries in Traditional Indian Ceremony at Temples of Tiahuanaco

Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera and journalist Claudia Fernandez married one another in an unannounced ceremony that included indigenous rites at an open-air temple in the pre-Columbian citadel of Tiahuanaco held prior to the Catholic and civil ceremonies on Sunday. continue reading »

Coco Latino Honors Aspiring Filmmakers After Nationwide Search (VIDEO)

The Coco Latino Hispanic Identity Video Project recently announced the winners of its inaugural, nationwide competition. The grand prize winner, who took home $10,000, was Arizona resident Brianna Torres. The project’s runner-up was New Yorker Frisly Soberanis. continue reading »

Latino Designer Cesar Galindo Showcases Spring/Summer Collection at Fashion Week

Designer Cesar Galindo presented Friday his colorful spring and summer creations on the official runway of New York Fashion Week, featuring once more his comfortable, feminine style of clothing. continue reading »

Oscar de la Renta’s Career Honored By Fashion World in NY

The career of Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta was recognized Wednesday by the Couture Council at an event to kick off New York's Fashion Week. continue reading »

Smithsonian American Art Museum Receives 2 Important Rafael Soriano Paintings

This summer two major paintings by Cuban master Rafael Soriano were given to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for its permanent collection. These two works, Un Lugar Distante (A Distant Place) (1972) and Candor de la Alborada (Candor of Dawn) (1994), represent significant moments in Soriano's artistic production. continue reading »

Mexican Archaeologists Discover Ancient Zapotec Tomb

The tomb of a high-ranking member of Zapotec society was found at a 1,200-year-old funerary complex in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

Mexican Specialists Work to Preserve Pre-Columbian Murals

Experts have made significant strides in preserving Mexico's pre-Columbian pictorial heritage, carrying out restoration projects at 44 archaeological sites over the past two years, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said. continue reading »

How Ancient Mayans Survived in Drought Conditions

Although in today’s modern world more than half of the United States is struggling to survive in a drought more severe than any other since 1956, it is surprising to consider that ancient civilizations such as the Mayans faced similar drought conditions with success. continue reading »

Brazilian Artist Vik Muniz Uses Magazine Scraps to Recreate Iconic Art

Brazilian Vik Muniz is known for unorthodox materials and presentations. His previous exhibitions have included "Pictures of Chocolate" and "Pictures of Junk." Muniz's current collection, "Pictures of Magazine 2" consists of nine works constructed using cut and torn fragments from popular magazines. continue reading »

Organization Asks Machu Picchu Visitors to Aid Peru’s Indigenous Peoples

The Survival organization on Tuesday asked tourists visiting the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu to get involved in a new online campaign to protect the rights of Peru's indigenous peoples from the dangers their lands face from the expansion of natural-gas projects. continue reading »