Bienvenido a La Voz Latina

Jessica Moore
By Jessica Moore November 11, 2016 13:06

Bienvenido a La Voz Latina

La Voz Latina is the first entirely Spanish print newspaper in Windsor-Essex which allows Hispanics to read the news in their first language.

The owner of the newspaper, Adolfo Delgado, who is also the editor in chief described La Voz Latina as a magazine more than a newspaper. Issues are published at the beginning of each month where most news from the month prior will have already been addressed. La Voz Latina also includes yearly educational material that touches on the roots of its Hispanic readers.

The vast majority of the almost 13,000 migrant workers of Windsor-Essex come from Latin American countries. With the official second language of America being Spanish and the strong connection between Michigan and Essex, the Hispanic community can benefit from this paper, he said. La Voz Latina can be found at local franchises such as Tim Hortons. For over a year the paper has been putting out monthly editions, giving Spanish-speakers access to news in their own language.

“The language barrier has always been there, and while listening to the radio or watching TV is good, nothing beats a pitch delivered in the language of the heart,” said Delgado. “Our people like to read Spanish printed material, and they were lacking of that. But not anymore.” According to Delgado, Spanish is the mother tongue for the creators and contributors, most of whom have received the majority of their education in their native countries. They believe that helping the Spanish-speaking community develop moral and social values will make local Hispanics more appealing to employers and organizations, opening up more developmental opportunities for them. Delgado says the Hispanic community has reacted positively to the Spanish paper, expressing their appreciation by spreading it around and discussing it amongst their fellow Spanish-speaking friends.

“I like it,” said Andrew Cangiano, a Hispanic Windsorite. ”I believe we are all happy about it because we no longer need to call our mothers to translate.”

Delgado is certain that his publication will imprint a signature in the heart of Essex.

“It is a beautiful project,” said Delgado. “And we are still alive and kicking butt after a

Andrew Cangiano holding a recent issue of La Voz Latina at Tim Hortons on University Ave.

Andrew Cangiano holding a recent issue of La Voz Latina at Tim Hortons on University Ave.

Jessica Moore
By Jessica Moore November 11, 2016 13:06

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