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Top 100 Language Blogs

The Top 100 Language Blogs 2010 competition just announced the winners. This  year’s competition received close to 500 nominations,  and Spanish Translation Blog made it to the top 100! Thanks for voting! To see the complete list visit Top 100 Language Blogs 2010

Spanish-Language Publishing

May 27, 2010 1 Comment »

The U.S. book publishing industry is a $27 billion a year business and consists of approximately 2600 companies. There are 6 large publishers (all in New York), 3,400 medium-sized publishers and 86,000 small/self-publishers in the U.S. Four of the U.S. conglomerate publishers are foreign owned. Although the publishing indu

Online Resources For Spanish Readers

May 21, 2010 1 Comment »

Spanish is becoming increasingly more common in the U.S., stimulated by an increasing growth of the Hispanic population. Many Hispanics, even those fluent in English, want to maintain their cultural identity by continuing to learn and speak Spanish. Finally, there is a growing group of English-speaking, non-Hispanics who ar

Hispanic Businesses

May 18, 2010 2 Comments »

According to a study conducted last year by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), commissioned by the Latino Business Chamber of Greater Los Angeles (LBC-GLA), Hispanic-owned businesses are the key to creating jobs and income in the U.S. economy. The LBC-GLA is a non-profit organization created in 2008 to gath

How Many Latinos Are in the States and What Can Be Said About Them

May 5, 2010 5 Comments »

Dora the Explorer in the 2010 Census campaign The tasks related to the 2010 Census in the United States began on April 1 with the questionnaires that were sent by mail. Efforts will continue until late July with door-to-door visits to those who do not return the questionnaire. The official census website contain inform

Latinos and the U.S. Census

May 3, 2010 1 Comment »

Hispanics are now the largest U.S. minority, comprising 15.1 percent of the total population. The Census Bureau estimates that approximatley 30.2 percent of the population (132.8 million people) will be Hispanic by the year 2050. That means that one third of the population will be Hispanic. How Does the Census Data Benefit