Sí, has leído bien. El lago Poopó en el altiplano boliviano aparece y desaparece. Este lago de 3.000 kilómetros cuadrados ha estado completamente seco en varias ocasiones. Pero luego reaparece. En el siglo XX estuvo seco entre 1939 y 1944 y entre 1994 y 1997, mientras que entre 1969 y 1973 quedó reducido a unos … Continuar leyendo
Un grupo de 25 niños y jóvenes, entre 7 y 26 años, han exigido a Colombia que les garantice una vida futura libre de tragedias ambientales. Este grupo pide medidas específicas para frenar la deforestación de la Amazonía colombiana y un compromiso de todas las instituciones colombianas para frenar los efectos del cambio climático. Los … Continuar leyendo
"Niños y jóvenes piden en Colombia un futuro sin tr
Según datos de 2017 del Banco Mundial, Argentina es el segundo país más caro de la región, después de Uruguay. Por ejemplo, el nuevo iPhone llegó a Argentina hace unas semanas, pero su precio es el doble del que se paga en Estados Unidos. Los argentinos no se han sorprendido. Para ellos, “todo es caro” … Continuar leyendo
Today we landed in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. It’s such a beautiful city. We could see that the city is surrounded by mountains as we were flying over. It seemed like the city came out of nowhere.
I had to explain to her that joyas are jewelry and joya is jewel. She had said we were going to look at Cerén jewelry when she really meant the Jewel of Cerén, which is an archaeological site. This is a common mistake, but it was enough to confuse me.
Rico took us to see the Manikara zapota trees, also known as sapodilla, and inside those trees is the chicle. I always knew that the word chicle was Spanish for “gum,” but it’s also the name for the latex-textured sap that comes from the sapodilla tree.
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."
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."
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.