Once considered exclusively an insult and now practically a term of endearment among friends, the meaning of the word “boludo” has changed many times throughout its history. Yet, very few people know the origins of this frequently-used word. Click play to hear all about it!
The traditions to celebrate the “Día de los Muertos” differ greatly across Spain, Mexico, and many other Latin-american countries. Click play to learn more about this particular holiday.
Chavela Vargas is one of the most recognized and admired Spanish-speaking singers worldwide. Get to know her a little better in this exclusive interview with journalist Michelle Oquendo from Quito’s Radio Visión. Credit: http://www.michelleoquendo.com/
Set in Guatemala, “El Eclipse” is a short story by Augusto Monterroso that narrates the encounter between a lost Spanish missionary and a Mayan tribe. Hit play to listen to this riveting story!
In the Spanish-speaking world kisses can convey different meanings and be part of different customs, click play to learn all about it!
The California Missions are a surviving testament of Spanish heritage in the United States, but how much do you know about their rich and complex history? Listen to learn all about it!
The Queen Juana I de Castilla is known historically as Juana, “the Mad”. Click and listen to how her hygiene habits and jealousy earned her that reputation.
This popular musical genre from Colombia boasts a legend that includes using it to outsmart the devil, having musical showdowns, and being represented by well-known artists like Carlos Vives. Click here to learn all about it!
Enjoyed worldwide, the tequila is invariably linked to Mexican culture, but how well do you know its origins?
Though it’s origins are uncertain, there’s no doubt about the popularity of this delicious dish all throughout Latin America. Click play to learn all about the sancocho!
In the Spanish-speaking world, the “Mal de ojo” (evil eye) myth goes back to Pre-Colombian civilizations. Do you know how to spot, cure or prevent “el mal de ojo”? Listen to learn all about it!