Where to find current events articles

Since you will need to find some interesting current events each month I thought it would be a good idea to give you some ideas of where to begin your search.  Remember that the article needs to relate to one of the many Spanish-speaking countries around the world, including the United States.  But if you choose to write about events closer to home here in the US you will still need to focus your search on issues affecting the Latin American community in our nation.  Keep in mind that you are not limited to only these resources!

1. San Diego UnionTribune:  San Diego County’s main local newspaper.  Read articles online or find articles in the daily paper.                                                                                                                                                    http://www.signonsandiego.com/

2.  The Fronteras Desk:  Fronteras means “borders” in Spanish.  This site deals with current issues relating to the US-Mexican border, including the San Diego area.                                                                                   http://www.fronterasdesk.org/

3.  The New York Times:  One of our nation’s oldest newspapers, the NY Times “Americas” page will have many articles on current events around Central and South America.  http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/americas/index.html

4.  NPR (National Public Radio):  Use the search box on this website to find current event articles and radio recordings by country of interest or by specific topic.                                                                                         http://www.npr.org/

5.  The Miami Herald:  This newspaper is similar to the NY Times but its Americas section has a stronger emphasis on Cuba and Haiti.                                                                       http://www.miamiherald.com/news/americas/#navlink=navbar

6.  Headline Spot:  Choose a Latin American country in the drop down menu and below will appear a list of links to the newspapers in that country with the latest news IN SPANISH – Fun!    http://www.headlinespot.com/for/teachers/

7.  Latin America Current Events:  Keeps a running list of current events around Latin America.  http://latinamericacurrentevents.com/

What other online or paper resources have you found for current events?  Which of the above resources are you most interested in?  Is there a specific country/topic that you hope to learn more about?

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