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47 Authentic News Sites for Instant Spanish Immersion

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    When you are learning Spanish, reading authentic news and current events is one of the best ways to improve your Spanish.

    By immersing yourself in real-world Spanish, you will begin to naturally learn new words, sentence structures, and most importantly about the culture and current events in Spanish-speaking communities.

    Not only will you improve your vocabulary and command of the language, you will be up-to-date on what’s going on in the world which will enhance your ability to have interesting conversations.

    Thanks to the internet, authentic reading materials from around the world are available right at your fingertips.

    Get the latest articles and follow these news sources on social media to stay informed and learn with new Spanish learning materials every day.

    I’ve compiled an exhaustive list of Spanish news sources you can use to boost your Spanish learning.  You’ll definitely find something appropriate for your Spanish level and interests.

    Traditional News for Beginners

    Reading in Spanish can be overwhelming in the beginning.  For beginners, these news sites are perfect because they all have the option to switch over to the English version of the site in case you get stuck.


    1. El País


    A global newspaper that covers news, current events, sports, television and more


    1. El Nuevo Herald


    Spanish version of the Miami Herald newspaper


    1. New York Times in Spanish


    If you are an avid reader of the NY Times, look no further. It’s the same news you love, only in Spanish.


    1. BBC Mundo


    BBC news in Spanish


    1. CNN Español


    You can choose CNN Spain, Mexico, or US for country-specific news in Spanish.

    1. Euronews


    Europe-based online international news and current events


    1. News in Slow Spanish


    This website provides weekly news in slow, easy to understand Spanish. You can read the transcript while listening to the audio. Unfortunately, you can only access little snippets for free.


    News for Spanish Learners

    These websites are designed to provide news and cultural information in an easily digestable format for langauge learners:

    1. Los Veinte Mundos


    A magazine focused on culture and life in Spanish speaking countries. The articles are labeled intermediate or advanced, offer a summary, vocabulary support and an audio version of each article.


    1. Spanish Audio Gazette


    This site offers audio clips of cultural news and information categorized by the country of the speaker.


    1. Ver Taal


    This site has sample movie trailers, reports, and cultural information with transcripts to follow along

    Pop Culture News

    Maybe traditional news isn’t your thing . If you keep up with pop culture and celebrity news, here are some options for you:

    1. Noticias Telemundo


    News site for the broadcasting network


    1. Univision


    TV network website featuring pop culture and entertainment news


    1. TVE


    Live and recorded news and TV from Spain


    1. Radio Formula


    This site features podcasts, music, TV and news articles based in Mexico


    1. Cuore


    A typical gossip magazine


    1. Lecturas


    A nice mixture of news and pop culture


    1. Revista Caras


    News about famous Latinos from around the world



    If you already have a favorite magazine, chances are, you can find the Spanish version of that same publication online.  Here are the Spanish versions of some popular magazines:

    1. Vogue Español



    1. People Español



    1. Cosmopolitan



    1. GQ




    For all the sports fans out there, there is a plethora of Spanish news for you. Keep in mind that fútbol (soccer) is king in the Spanish-speaking world, so that will be the main topic of most sports sites.

    1. ESPN Deportes



    1. Fox Deportes



    1. Televisa Deportes



    Traditional News for Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Learners

    If you are an intermediate-level learner or higher, you can dive right in and read local newspapers. Many Latino communities in the United States have community newspapers, especially in larger cities.

    You can also find national news sites based in Spain and Latin America. This is a compilation of well-known newspapers from different countries:

    1. La Crónica de Hoy


    News from Mexicali, Mexico


    1. El Mundo


    Spanish based but very popular for online information in Spanish


    1. La Nación Argentina


    Newspaper from Argentina


    1. La Nación Costa Rica


    Costa Rican national newspaper


    1. La Nación Colombia


    National news from Colombia


    1. 20 Minutos


    Short and concise Spanish news


    1. El Informador


    News from Jalisco, Mexico


    1. El Comercio


    Peru-based newspaper


    1. La Semana


    Colombia-based news


    1. El Caribe


    Newspaper based in the Dominican Republic


    1. El Nuevo Día


    Newspaper of record in Puerto Rico


    1. El Vocero


    Puerto Rican daily newspaper

    1. Clarín


    Daily news from Argentina

    1. El Heraldo

    Daily newspaper published in the Honduras



    1. Extra

    Daily news from Paraguay



    1. Hoy


    Pop culture news based in Nicaragua


    1. La Voz


    National news from Venezuela


    1. Juventud Rebelde


    Daily newspaper run by young people in Cuba

    1. La Patria


    Daily news from Bolivia


    1. La Hora


    National newspaper from Ecuador


    1. La Cuarta


    Daily Pop Culture Newsmagazine from Chile


      1. Perú 21


    Newspaper based in Lima, Peru

    1. La Prensa


    News from El Salvador

    Hopefully this list will help you find reading material that keeps you engaged, interested and reading in Spanish on a regular basis.

    If you have trouble understanding the articles at first, try printing them out and adding notes, translations, or summaries to help you get the hang of reading in a second language. The more you practice, the easier it will become.



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