Here you will find RIUSS news and news from other sources related to bilingualism, education, plain language, translation and general communications in Spanish in the USA.  News from other sources are categorized as Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down

United States Spanish: In Search of an Identity

For many years, we have heard of a distinct “Mexican Spanish,” “Argentine Spanish,” or “Colombian Spanish.” Our Spanish, that of the United States, has not been allowed to enter that club of nations whose Spanish has been recognized – and accepted – as different, not wrong, just different…. Read More

Lawyer Association Calls for Miranda Rights in Uniform Spanish

The American Bar Association (ABA) at its annual conference in June passed a motion calling for a uniform Spanish language translation of the Miranda Rights, thereby earning the Research Institute of United States Spanish (RIUSS) “Thumbs Up” designation. The action occurred on the 50th anniversary of the “Miranda warning” that arose in the March 1963 arrest of Ernesto Miranda in Phoenix, Arizona….Read More