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La campaña de donativos Perú Da La Mano, impulsada por el Grupo RPP y en alianza Caritas del Perú y la Municipalidad de San Isidro, ha acumulado más de 200 toneladas en ayuda humanitaria para los afectados por las lluvias e inundaciones en el país. Empresas peruanas como Incasur, San Miguel y Mi Farma han apoyado con toneladas de víveres de primera … Continuar leyendo "Campaña ‘Perú da la mano’ ayuda a las poblaciones afectadas por las inundaciones"
La ilustradora panameña siente pasión por la ornitología y la ilustración científica. Así lo demuestra su última exhibición, Tropicalia, un conjunto de ilustraciones que destacan la realeza del cielo y las aves. La exposición estará disponible desde la noche del 23 de marzo, en la galería de arte Jerónimo, entre calle 10 y avenida San … Continuar leyendo "Level 4 Entrevista a la ilustradora panameña Andi Soto"
Venezuela está haciendo grandes esfuerzos para promocionar los destinos que brinda el país a los turistas internacionales. “Tenemos una biodiversidad impresionante y el teleférico más alto, largo y moderno del mundo, en Mérida. Además de una gastronomía muy variada, mezcla de la tradición española, indígena, africana y con características autóctonas”, señaló el viceministro de Turismo … Continuar leyendo "6 razones para visitar la bella Venezuela"
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Iguazu Falls

The whole group took a bus early Friday morning from Buenos Aires to Iguazú (in north-eastern Argentina). We made a few stops along the way and finally we got to our hotel near the falls. The trek to Iguazú took about sixteen hours. With seat service, a hot dinner and breakfast provided, and on-board staff, […]

Mar del Plata

We just got back from a weekend at the beach. Even though I’m sunburned from head to toes, if it weren’t for the ruthless sun, I’d go every weekend! We went to Mar del Plata, the most famous beach town in Argentina. You can get there by plane, but we all went on the train. […]

Gauchos

Today was my favorite day so far in Argentina. We went to an estancia (ranch) in the countryside, not far from Buenos Aires. We all slept in the bus for the entire trip (we woke up at 6 am!) Once we arrived at the estancia, a man dressed in strange clothes was waiting for us […]

Mate

The first thing that caught my eye was that people in the streets, cafes, the metro, the parks, even the people who work in our hotel were holding this weird looking cup and sipping something weird from a metal straw. They looked like the people in New York on a hot summer day sipping their […]

Soccer

I thought I loved soccer, but for Argentineans soccer or fútbol, as it is called in Spanish, is more than a sport, it’s a way of life! Everyone talks about soccer all the time, there is soccer playing on TVs in almost all the cafeterias and restaurants we have been. Ever since we got to […]

Tango

When we got to Argentina, Alina Aguilar told us that our trip to Argentina included tango lessons and a tango show. I am not too much of a dancer, but I was excited to learn to dance the tango. My dad listens to it all the time, but neither he nor my mom knows how […]

Buenos Aires

I never thought that the trip to Buenos Aires was going to take so long!  I had never been on an airplane for such a long time! I watched two movies, listened to music, walked up and down the aisles… you name it! I couldn’t go to sleep, like everyone else, because I just couldn’t […]

Diana and Rita

Relationship:

Aunt and Niece

Ages:

15 and 29

Origin:

Lawrenceville, NJ

Team Motto:

There is no I in TEAM. "We have been to all kinds of Latin restaurants along the east coast. From Maine to Florida, we've eaten at restaurants that are famous—and not so famous! Imagine how many more flavors we will taste around the world."

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Tim and Mack

Relationship:

Grandfather and Grandson

Ages:

15 and 62

Origin:

San Fracisco, CA

Team Motto:

Be the change you want to see in the world. "Traveling and meeting nwe people is what interests us most about these challenges. Now we can do both! And Spanish will help us in our travels throughout the Americas."

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Tess and Patricia

Relationship:

Mother and Daughter

Ages:

16 and 47

Origin:

San Antonio, TX

Team Motto:

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade! "We are nature lovers, and we enjoy animals, the outdoors, ans discovering rare species. Thankfully, we can share in theses adventures together. We can't wait to discover all the new places and animals our desafíos have to offer."

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Andy and Janet

Relationship:

Brother and Sister

Ages:

17 and 25

Origin:

Atlanta, GA

Team Motto:

Work hard, play hard! "Many of our favorite Latino artists have CDs in Spanish as well as in English. We would love to learn Spanish better to be able to sing all of their songs. Our mom, the music teacher, would be so proud."

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Eva and Ethan

Ages:

17 and 18

Hometown:

Chula Vista, CA

Interests:

technology, science, writing, guitar

Description:

Eva started learning Spanish in middle school, but Ethan didn’t start until 10th grade, They both love the language, though, especially Hispanic literature. After they graduate, they can’t wait to travel to all the places they’ve read about.

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Daniel and Michelle

Ages:

17 and 17

Hometown:

Tallahassee, FL

Interests:

traveling, art, cooking

Description:

Daniel is Mexican-American, and he grew up hearing Spanish at home, but he didn’t start studying it until two years ago. Now he loves learning about other Hispanic cultures, especially by trying the food! Michelle started her study of Spanish just a few years ago, but she has learned very quickly. She wants to study art history, and she dreams of being a curator at the Prado or the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid.

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Asha and Lucas

Ages:

16 and 17

Hometown:

New York, NY

Interests:

music, soccer, nature, basketball

Description:

After living in many parts of the world, Ethan knew a little bit of Spanish when he started studying it in the 8th grade. He wants to use his Spanish skills while working as an engineer specializing in sustainable development in Latin America. Asha has been studying Spanish since kindergarten, and every year she travels to Guatemala to do a service project in rural areas.

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Andy, Tess, Diana and Tim

Ages:

15, 16 and 17

Description:

"They are the Fans del Español veterans, they have been all over and will be advising the current characters on their own adventures, see their Bios on the Countries and Regions characters page."

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