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.
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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.
- El País
A global newspaper that covers news, current events, sports, television and more
- El Nuevo Herald
Spanish version of the Miami Herald newspaper
- 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.
- BBC Mundo
BBC news in Spanish
- CNN Español
You can choose CNN Spain, Mexico, or US for country-specific news in Spanish.
Europe-based online international news and current events
- 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:
- 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.
- Spanish Audio Gazette
This site offers audio clips of cultural news and information categorized by the country of the speaker.
- 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:
- Noticias Telemundo
News site for the broadcasting network
TV network website featuring pop culture and entertainment news
Live and recorded news and TV from Spain
- Radio Formula
This site features podcasts, music, TV and news articles based in Mexico
A typical gossip magazine
A nice mixture of news and pop culture
- 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:
- Vogue Español
- People Español
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.
- ESPN Deportes
- Fox Deportes
- 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:
- La Crónica de Hoy
News from Mexicali, Mexico
- El Mundo
Spanish based but very popular for online information in Spanish
- La Nación Argentina
Newspaper from Argentina
- La Nación Costa Rica
Costa Rican national newspaper
- La Nación Colombia
National news from Colombia
- 20 Minutos
Short and concise Spanish news
- El Informador
News from Jalisco, Mexico
- El Comercio
- La Semana
- El Caribe
Newspaper based in the Dominican Republic
- El Nuevo Día
Newspaper of record in Puerto Rico
- El Vocero
Puerto Rican daily newspaper
Daily news from Argentina
- El Heraldo
Daily newspaper published in the Honduras
Daily news from Paraguay
Pop culture news based in Nicaragua
- La Voz
National news from Venezuela
- Juventud Rebelde
Daily newspaper run by young people in Cuba
- La Patria
Daily news from Bolivia
- La Hora
National newspaper from Ecuador
- La Cuarta
Daily Pop Culture Newsmagazine from Chile
- Perú 21
Newspaper based in Lima, Peru
- 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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¡Hola! My name is Tamara Marie. I'm a language coach specializing in brain-friendly methods to learn foreign languages faster. I speak English (US native), Spanish (advanced), and Brazilian Portuguese (beginner). I'm a Latin music & dance addict and passionate about helping people learn languages.