To live as a Spanish speaker in the United States means to live in a bilingual environment in which both Spanish and English play a role in everyday experiences and interactions. Compared to the many English news sources available for readers in the U.S., both online and in print, Spanish-only resources are limited. EncontrandoDulcinea is not only a news source in Spanish—it’s a bilingual tool, a way to guide Spanish-speaking readers to the best English resources the Web has to offer.
The Wall Street Journal, for instance, offers a comprehensive version of its original English site in Spanish that focuses on news from the United States and Latin America. The site also includes content on investments, people and lifestyle geared toward a Latino audience.
Similarly, El Nuevo Herald is a Miami-based newspaper that offers news entirely in Spanish on topics that would be of interest to the Latino community. The editorial tone of El Nuevo Herald is lighter than that of the Wall Street Journal, and includes news on entertainment, fashion, health and sports along with stories about politics and the economy.
The New York City newspaper El Diario is another excellent Spanish news source that provides news stories from the U.S. and Latin America with a focus on the New York City area.
At the beginning of March, encontrandoDulcinea started publishing news stories aimed at the Spanish-speaking Latino community in the U.S. The site takes a unique bilingual approach to news, providing original narrative in Spanish and then guiding the reader to trusted news sources in English. In this way, encontrandoDulcinea aims to bridge the language gap, making it easier for the Spanish-speaking reader to access English news sources on the Web.