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Accent on fluency

Aventura, Fla. – Stella Santana, a native of Uruguay who has taken English classes for six years, considers her grammar and reading skills in English as advanced. But as an administrative assistant for the luxury W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, she tires when potential customers ask her to repeat herself.

Once, one said: “Can I speak with someone who speaks English? Continue Reading →

Colombians in South Florida protest against FARC rebels

Coral Gables, Fla. – Thousands of Colombian expatriates and their supporters gathered around South Florida and in cities throughout the world Monday to spread a simple message of hope and peace: No More FARC.

“We want to let those who are kidnapped know that we have not left them alone,” said Carola Hill, of Miami. “All we want is peace for Colombia.” Continue Reading →

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