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Let’s talk elections in Spanish! Posted by on Oct 30, 2020

As the 2020 United States elections draw near, this is the perfect occasion to learn how Spanish speakers talk about elections and democracy in la lengua de Cervantes. Based on the principles of la democracia “democracy”, the electoral process is an essential component of any modern country’s political system. In the case of the election…

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Argentina’s Instability on the Spotlight (+ Vocabulary) Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

You have probably heard a lot about Argentina this week, as South America’s second largest nation was “the thing” of the week in global news. In this post I’ll give you some key facts to better understand what’s happening down here regarding politics and the local economy. I’ll also introduce the most resounding words constantly…

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Inclusive Language: The RAE Says Not Now Posted by on Feb 21, 2019

Last month during a conference at the University of Salamanca, the director of the RAE or the Real Academia Española stated that the RAE was not going to impose inclusive language with new terms such as miembras and todes instead of miembros and todos. In this post, we will explore who the RAE is and what they do, and the debates…

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One country, two presidents: an uncertain future ahead for Venezuela Posted by on Jan 28, 2019

Venezuela is going through the harshest political, social, and economic crisis of its history. The once rich nación petrolera (oil country) is now drowning in a deep ocean of misfortune and uncertainty. The current situation dates back to 1999, when Hugo Chávez took power and implemented the so-called socialismo del siglo XXI (21st-century socialism) in…

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Presidential Inauguration 2018 in Mexico Posted by on Nov 29, 2018

The inauguration of the newly elected President of Mexico will take place on December 1st, 2018, and expectations are high. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, won the presidency by a little over 50% of the votes, beating his opponents by a certain majority. What can we expect during the toma de protesta, as this inaugural…

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Spanish elections: There will be no third round Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

If you have been following the news on politics, you’ll know that in addition to the US Elections scheduled for November 8th, and to the referendum in Colombia, in Spain we have had to repeat elections in July 2016 due to the impossibility to agree on a coalition government [gobierno de coalición] by all the minority forces…

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Actualidad: elecciones en España Posted by on Dec 28, 2015

La semana pasada hubo elecciones generales en el Reino de España. Se presentaban candidatos a presidente de gobierno, diputados y senadores. Los resultados fueron sorprendentes: el PP, partido que gobierna actualmente, obtuvo la mayor cantidad de votos, pero no la mayoría necesaria para formar gobierno. El segundo partido, el PSOE, se sigue de Podemos y…

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