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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

http://elpais.com

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

 

  1. El Nuevo Herald

http://www.elnuevoherald.com/

Spanish version of the Miami Herald newspaper

 

  1. New York Times in Spanish

http://www.nytimes.com/es

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

http://www.bbc.com/mund

BBC news in Spanish

 

  1. CNN Español

http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/author/cnn-espanol

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

  1. Euronews

http://es.euronews.com

Europe-based online international news and current events

 

  1. News in Slow Spanish

https://www.newsinslowspanish.com/latino

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

http://www.veintemundos.com

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

http://lab.chass.utoronto.ca/rescentre/spanish/

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

 

  1. Ver Taal

http://www.ver-taal.com

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

http://www.telemundo.com/noticias

News site for the broadcasting network

 

  1. Univision

http://www.univision.com

TV network website featuring pop culture and entertainment news

 

  1. TVE

http://www.rtve.es/

Live and recorded news and TV from Spain

 

  1. Radio Formula

http://www.radioformula.com.mx

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

 

  1. Cuore

http://www.revistacuore.com

A typical gossip magazine

 

  1. Lecturas

http://www.lecturas.com

A nice mixture of news and pop culture

 

  1. Revista Caras

http://www.caras.cl

News about famous Latinos from around the world

 

Magazines

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

http://www.vogue.es

 

  1. People Español

http://www.peopleenespanol.com

 

  1. Cosmopolitan

http://www.cosmohispano.com

 

  1. GQ

http://www.gq.com.mx

 

Sports

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

http://espndeportes.espn.com

 

  1. Fox Deportes

http://www.foxdeportes.com

 

  1. Televisa Deportes

http://deportes.televisa.com/noticias

 

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

http://www.lacronica.com

News from Mexicali, Mexico

 

  1. El Mundo

http://www.elmundo.es

Spanish based but very popular for online information in Spanish

 

  1. La Nación Argentina

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/

Newspaper from Argentina

 

  1. La Nación Costa Rica

http://www.nacion.com

Costa Rican national newspaper

 

  1. La Nación Colombia

http://www.lanacion.com.co

National news from Colombia

 

  1. 20 Minutos

http://www.20minutos.es

Short and concise Spanish news

 

  1. El Informador

http://www.informador.com.mx

News from Jalisco, Mexico

 

  1. El Comercio

http://elcomercio.pe

Peru-based newspaper

 

  1. La Semana

http://www.semana.com

Colombia-based news

 

  1. El Caribe

http://www.elcaribe.com.do

Newspaper based in the Dominican Republic

 

  1. El Nuevo Día

http://www.elnuevodia.com/

Newspaper of record in Puerto Rico

 

  1. El Vocero

http://elvocero.com

Puerto Rican daily newspaper

  1. Clarín

http://www.clarin.com

Daily news from Argentina

  1. El Heraldo

Daily newspaper published in the Honduras

http://www.elheraldo.hn

 

  1. Extra

Daily news from Paraguay

http://www.extra.com.py

 

  1. Hoy

http://www.hoy.com.ni

Pop culture news based in Nicaragua

 

  1. La Voz

http://www.diariolavoz.net

National news from Venezuela

 

  1. Juventud Rebelde

http://www.juventudrebelde.cu

Daily newspaper run by young people in Cuba

  1. La Patria

http://www.lapatriaenlinea.com

Daily news from Bolivia

 

  1. La Hora

http://lahora.com.ec

National newspaper from Ecuador

 

  1. La Cuarta

http://www.lacuarta.com

Daily Pop Culture Newsmagazine from Chile

 

    1. Perú 21

http://peru21.pe/

Newspaper based in Lima, Peru

  1. La Prensa

http://www.laprensagrafica.com

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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