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¡Tierra, Sí! - Atenco - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Mexico

Can the forced displacement of families ever be justified? This is a question that knows no borders as governments seek out locations for new highways, hospitals, universities, and, especially, airports. The people of Atenco, Mexico, argue against plans to put one on their farmlands.

¡Tierra, Sí! - Atenco - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

If you find it unusual that a farmer is comparing compensation for his land with the cost of presidential bath linens, you are clearly not aware of the toallagate scandal that rocked Vicente Fox’s administration and led to resignations at Los Pinos. We’re not sure what kind of towel US $400 buys, but it best be pretty darned afelpado is all we can say!

¡Tierra, Sí! - Atenco - Part 3 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Something that induces lagrimas (tears) is said to be lacrimógeno. So if you were organizing a Festival de cine lacrimógeno, only tear-jerkers would fit the bill. If, on the other hand, you were organizing a protest of the forced seizure of your family’s farm, you might find yourself crying because of the gas lacrimógeno wafting through the air.

¡Tierra, Sí! - Atenco - Part 4 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Mexico

In this installment of the dispute documentary we hear Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata quoted over a protester’s loudspeaker. As Zapata said: “¡Victoria o muerte!” (“Victory or death!”). To protest the taking of their farmland, the people of Atenco are using stronger and stronger language. Listen in.

3R - Campaña de reciclaje - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Poor waste management is one of the main environmental problems in most of the world’s nations, including Spain and Mexico, one that has many negative repercussions. While it is not the only solution, this series shows us how recycling can help.

3R - Campaña de reciclaje - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Poor waste management has led to a multitude of environmental problems. Learn how to help with the three Rs: "Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle."

3R - Campaña de reciclaje - Part 3 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

The conclusion of this series further explains how the last of the three R's- Reuse and Recycling- can contribute to improving the environment as well as adding on an addtional two: Rethinking and [taking] Responsibility.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador - Publicidad de TV - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Mexico

Partido de la Revolución Democrática is what PRD stands for, and Mexican presidential hopeful Manuel López Obrador has been with the organization since its infancy when was known as the “Democratic Current” (Corriente Democrática), a dissenting wing of the once indomitable PRI, Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador - Publicidad de TV - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

López Obrador’s campaign commercials really try to shake potential voters out of their sillas, attempting to give the potentially marginalized a strong message: “now it’s our turn, now it’s your turn!” He blatantly positions himself against the rich, those who “take the biggest piece of the cake.”

Andrés Manuel López Obrador - Publicidad de TV - Part 3 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Mexico

Just, as immigration is a big campaign issue in the US, emigration touches a nerve in Mexico. When Andrés Manuel Lopéz Obrador ran for president of Mexico in 2006, he wanted to make it clear that his goal was to create jobs, in Mexico, so that would-be migrants would feel less need to flee north.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador - Publicidad de TV - Part 4 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Should government pump money into the economy and generate jobs by financing giant public works projects? In the extremely close Mexican presidential election of 2006 (which he lost), Andrés Manuel López Obrador made it clear that that his answer is a decisive ¡Sí!

Andrés Manuel López Obrador - Publicidad de Obrador View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Mexico

Political campaigns are tough (and they can get even tougher after the voting). In this video documenting Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s presidential race, we learn some of the tricks of the trade in Mexico.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador - En campaña View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Enjoying almost full support by his party as their presidential candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador stepped down from his post as Mayor of Mexico City, aka D.F. (Distrito Federal) to campaign for the presidency of Mexico in the 2006 elections against Felipe Calderón.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador - Útiles View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Mexico

Útilies. It relates to school supplies, including notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, paper, scissors… anything children need to get through the school year. Not a big deal for the middle class, but it can be a serious challenge to those of lesser means. López Obrador made it a campaign promise that útilies would be provided free to all children throughout Mexico, just as he did for the children of Mexico City while he was mayor.

Aterciopelados - Bandera View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Colombia

Colombia's Aterciopelados ("The Velvety Ones") delivers another smooth song with a political message. This time, the band questions immigration policies and asks who has the right to dream of a better life.

Carlos comenta - Los Años Maravillosos - La década de los 80 y música View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Although the Colombian version of the Wonder Years is based upon the well-known American series, Carlos explains to us some similarities and differences between the two versions.

Carlos comenta - Los Años Maravillosos - Forma de hablar View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Within the second part of the first episode of the Colombian version of "The Wonder Years," Carlos points out several examples of a manner of speaking that is very typical to Bogota.

Carlos explica - Internet y lenguaje digital - Redes sociales View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

Carlos familiarizes us with some Spanish social media lingo, specifically for Facebook and Twitter.

Chambao - Papeles Mojados

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Chambao introduce themselves in this way: The sound of waves, smooth sand, friends and music, a “chambao” is not just a fleeting space set up on the seashore with rugs and cushions, lit up by a bonfire; it is also a place where the simple joy of being alive is the important matter.

Club de las ideas - La zorra y el cuervo View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain Andalusia

The moral of this age old fable is not to always trust others' words.

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