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  • Trump’s White House off to Slow Start With Spanish Speakers, Activists Say

    07/01/2017 3:57:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 59 replies
    NBC ^ | 1 Jul 2017
    WASHINGTON — The Trump White House no habla español. Well, un poquito. After a succession of administrations that embraced Spanish-language content, President Donald Trump's White House is all but ignoring Spanish speakers even though he has a robust online presence in English. His administration has yet to offer a Spanish White House website. It has eliminated the position of director of Hispanic media outreach. And its Spanish-language Twitter account is heavy with English text and features sloppy translations. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in January that the administration had its "IT folks working overtime" to roll out a...
  • Seventh Street or Calle Siete? Spanish street signs debated [Allentown PA]

    10/07/2016 9:04:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2016 3:39 PM EDT | Michael Rubinkam
    When Hispanic residents of downtown Allentown want to grab a bite, get their hair cut or shop for groceries, they often head to Seventh Street — but they don’t call it that. To them, it’s Calle Siete. A councilman wants to honor the city’s growing Hispanic population by installing decorative Spanish-language street signs on one of its main commercial thoroughfares, where a profusion of Latino-owned restaurants, barbershops and corner stores reflects the rapidly changing demographics of the state’s third-largest city. Hispanics now represent nearly half the population of 120,000. But where Democratic Councilman Julio Guridy and other residents and business...
  • Mississippi officers now required to learn Spanish to better reach the community

    02/27/2015 7:48:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Zorro Noticias Latino ^ | February 25, 2015 | Kyle Rothenberg
    Police officers in Jackson, Mississippi are now required to take a Spanish-language class four times a year, according to Jackson Police Department Police Chief Lee Vance. “The purpose of this program is for our officers to learn basic commands,” said Vance. “We’re not looking to make anybody fluent.” Vance also said the Spanish class is a part of a pre-scheduled Jackson Police Department’s in-service training program which included topics like constitutional law and reviewing pursuit policies. Each Spanish class is two-hours long and mandatory for all officers. If an officer refuses to attend the class—which has never happened—he or she...
  • U.S. Congressional Debate In California Hosted Entirely In Spanish

    10/06/2014 9:54:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/06/14
    A Saturday morning debate between Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) and his Democratic challenger, Amanda Renteria, was hosted in Spanish, the Fresno Bee reports.
  • Spanish-language Obamacare website is written in 'Spanglish'

    01/13/2014 1:05:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 13, 2014 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    "..............The AP says the translations on so poor that many users feel they were computer-generated. The name of the site,, can be litterally read as “for the caution of health.” One health navigator who works in Miami told the wire service that, if anything, the site is written in “Spanglish.”....
  • IRGC and the Spiritual Vacuum of Latin American Leftists

    IRGC and the spiritual vacuum of Latin American leftists The following is a glimpse of the kind of thing I often see while researching the activities of the IRGC (writ large) in Latin America. Communism fails to provide for the spiritual needs of leftwing political activists, and the Islamic Republic of Iran seems to have done a pretty good job of inserting themselves and the Khomeinist version of Shiism into that void. (Either that or the IRI is throwing lots of money around and the leftists are whores, which is certainly possible, but for the moment I'll take the more...
  • Spanish Police Arrests an Al Qaeda Suspect

    03/31/2012 4:44:57 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via FOX ^ | March 27, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "MADRID – Spanish police on Tuesday arrested a suspected member of Al Qaeda who was key to the terror group's Internet propaganda and recruiting operations, officials said. The suspect arrested in the eastern city of Valencia "administered one of the world's most important jihadist forums", dedicated to recruiting and indoctrinating Islamic terrorists, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said. The name of that forum and the suspect's name were not given, only his initials, M.H.A. He is Jordanian-born with Saudi citizenship." SNIPPET: "The suspect worked at home "8 to 15 hours a day" for al-Qaida and for two offshoots, Al...
  • Spain Arrests Cuban for Alleged Links to al-Qaida

    09/22/2011 2:05:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    (AP) via - THE DAILY NEWS ^ | Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 7:14 am | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The Interior Ministry says Spanish police have arrested a Cuban man suspected of belonging to al-Qaida. A ministry statement says the man was detained Monday on the Mediterranean Island of Mallorca."
  • Top "Ten" List Updated

    10/18/2010 12:40:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 17, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET - Quote: 17 October 2010 TOP "TEN" LIST UPDATED There are only 7 sites listed, of which one, at-Tahadi has been "closed for repairs" for a couple of weeks.
  • Purple Homosexualist 'Spirit Day' Saturates U.S. Schools, Media, Stock Exchange

    10/22/2010 8:44:02 PM PDT · by massmike · 45 replies ^ | 10/22/2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    An Internet-born movement to encourage solidarity with teen victims of gay bullying has spurred several celebrities, schools, and media to officially promote the pro-homosexual campaign by wearing purple this past Wednesday. A young woman named Brittany McMillan, who spread the idea on her Tumblr account, and was championed by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), reportedly began the movement, which is intended to memorialize homosexual youths who have killed themselves. Several media outlets endorsed the movement, including CNBC, the Today Show, E!, HGTV, Philadelphia Magazine, Ms. Magazine, The View, and numerous Spanish-language media. Even the New York Stock...
  • "Mom, I'm In Jail"

    09/02/2010 2:55:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies ^ | September 1, 2010 | n/a
    01 September 2010 "MOM, I'M IN JAIL." SNIPPET: "The administrator of the Ansar al-Mujahideen forum (Arabic), Faical Errai, has been arrested in Spain."
  • 78% of Americans Have Contact "Often" or "Sometimes" with Spanish Speakers (ABC Poll)

    10/08/2007 8:33:36 PM PDT · by notbuyingit2 · 32 replies · 700+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/08/07 | Peyton Craighill
    All told, 78 percent in this ABC News Good Morning America poll say they often or sometimes come into contact with people in this country who speak mainly Spanish rather than English – including 55 percent who encounter it “often.”
  • Loan papers lost in translation

    08/24/2007 8:31:36 AM PDT · by SmithL · 51 replies · 1,467+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/24/7 | Barbara E. Hernandez
    Spanish-speaking couple sues, accuses entities involved with mortgage, of negligence, misrepresentation -- ANTIOCH -- When it came time to sign her mortgage documents, Judy Murillo said she heard something in English that made her stop signing. The terms of her loan didn't sound right. "We weren't supposed to have Mello-Roos," she said, her brow furrowing as she sat at her dining room table. Although Murillo speaks some English, she is more comfortable with Spanish, the language she and her husband used when communicating with her real estate agent, who was also her loan consultant, and his assistant. She said...
  • No Danger of Spanish Overtaking English

    06/20/2006 3:12:51 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 77 replies · 1,784+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | June 20, 2006 | Froma Harrop
    Some years ago, I visited a cafe in an American border town, right across the river. Not a soul was conversing in English. But this was no "They're all speaking Spanish" experience. The town was Madawaska, Maine. The river was the St. John, and the language was a kind of French.Last year, I came across a parallel, southern version of border dining -- in Brownsville, Texas. Local friends took me to Betty's Tortas, where everyone was speaking Spanish. A student of Spanish, I tried to order, but the language of Cervantes got me nowhere at Betty's. The confused waiter turned...
  • San Joaquin

    05/19/2006 5:59:34 AM PDT · by bboop · 11 replies · 222+ views
    self ^ | 5.19.06 | self
    Does anyone know how San Joaquin translates? I am thinking maybe it is (Saint) Joaquim, but cannot find it anywhere. And I must know ....
  • Republicans plan anti-Reid ads on Spanish-language radio

    04/14/2006 11:17:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 499+ views
    Associated Press via Las Vegas Sun ^ | 4/14/06 | Kathleen Hennssey - ap
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ads criticizing Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid for "playing politics" with immigration reform legislation are scheduled to air on Spanish-language radio stations in four Western cities with large Hispanic populations next week. The ad campaign targeting the Nevada Democrat is funded by the Republican National Committee and will air in Las Vegas, Reno, Tucson and Phoenix, GOP officials said Thursday. The ads are part of the continued political fallout from the collapse of compromise legislation forged last week by Senate leaders. The deal was scuttled when Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., rejected a series of...
  • Dems Pick Villaraigosa to Rebut State of Union, in Spanish

    01/25/2006 5:33:48 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 63 replies · 1,156+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 25, 2006 | Edwin Chen
    WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats announced today that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will deliver the party's Spanish-language response to next week's State of the Union address Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine will deliver the Democratic response in English from the governor's mansion in Richmond, Va., while Villaraigosa will do so in Spanish from his office in Los Angeles City Hall, said Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. The annual presidential address, before a joint session of Congress and a national audience, gives the chief executive the opportunity to lay out his agenda...
  • P&G to air Spanish-language Crest ad during Grammys

    02/21/2003 11:06:34 PM PST · by gubamyster · 18 replies · 298+ views
    Cincinnati Business Courier ^ | 02/21/03 | Unknown
    Procter & Gamble Co. plans to air a Spanish-language advertisement for Crest toothpaste during the upcoming Grammy Awards, making it the first of its kind to reach a general audience of a nationally broadcast television show. The 30-second ad will be for Crest Whitening Plus Scope, a toothpaste P&G bills as both whitening and breath-freshening. Called "Good Bye Kiss," the will be aired in Spanish with no subtitles. It shows a young Hispanic couple in their daily morning routine. As the husband rushes out the door to work, he realizes that he cannot get enough of his wife's "refreshing goodbye...

    11/21/2002 4:11:23 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 2 replies · 193+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 21 November 2002
    WASHINGTON -- Candidates for Congress and governor aired more than 16,000 Spanish-language television spots during the 2002 campaign, and politicians seeking federal, statewide or legislative office spent at least $16 million on such advertisements, a researcher reported today. Media consultants interviewed for the report expect higher spending in 2004, when there is a presidential election and as many as 1 million Hispanic voters are expected to be registered to vote, said Adam Segal, director of Johns Hopkins University's Hispanic Voter Project. "What I think this is all about is about empowerment," said Frank Guerra, president of a San Antonio marketing...