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2008-06-16 12:00:39

HOUSTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines and the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) announced that Carlos Blanco, 18, of Houston, Texas, has won the "Destino: Latinoamerica" ("Destination: Latin America") essay contest for Hispanic high school students. Blanco, a May 2008 graduate of YES Prep School -- Southeast in Houston, highlighted the influence of Latin America on his own life in his winning essay, "The Manifestation of Culture." "I love our...

2006-02-15 16:12:59

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - America's reputation as an English-only nation is fading, and not just because cartoon character Bart Simpson says "Ay, Caramba!" and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recycles his old movie line "Hasta la vista, baby." Across the United States more people are mixing Spanish into conversation, and American parents are fighting to place their kids in bilingual schools. In Washington, parents used to camp out on the sidewalk for days to...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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