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A pro-English bumper sticker, 2009.

A growing language divide has opened up across the country, as a sharp increase in the number of Americans who speak English as a second language—or don’t speak it at all—is driving cities and states to respond, often in radically different ways. Read more» 6

Suspended PCC student Terri Bennett, center, with family member Richard Romero, right, ProEnglish spokesman Phil Kent and attorney John Munger (at lectern).

A lawsuit alleging that a PCC student was unfairly suspended for objecting to others speaking Spanish in class is being supported by a spokesman for white nationalist and anti-immigration groups. Atlanta's Phil Kent has joined Tucson attorney and GOP activist John Munger to back the claims of student Terri Bennett. Read more» 4

A chart shows the total amount of Phoenix market Spanish-language television ad buys for the US Senate race between U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Mesa, and former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona. Sources: Telefutura, Telemundo and Univision public records

Democrat Richard Carmona bought $139,200 worth of ads on Phoenix Spanish-language television stations against $89,200 by Republican Jeff Flake during their tightly contested U.S. Senate race, according to documents kept by the outlets. Read more»

U.S. Senate candidates Ted Cruz (left) and David Dewhurst.

A suggestion by a Univision reporter that U.S. Senate candidates Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz debate in Spanish has taken on a life of its own. Read more»

'I love to promote with our students how many doors being bilingual is going to open for them,' said Jose Olivas, principal of Roskruge and a bilingual educator for 25 years.

Despite past political pressure for an English-only Arizona, bilingual educators say their students have advantages over those who speak just one language. Read more»

The Tucson Padres will broadcast the rest of this season's games in Spanish, the team announced Tuesday. Read more»

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum overreached when he said Congress required “English be the principal language and that it be taught and spoken universally” as preconditions for statehood. Read more»

Luz Ordosgoitia’s sixth-grade class at Desert Willow Elementary School learns science in the Spanish language.

Educators say a Spanish-immersion program has improved standardized test scores, set up students for success in high school and shown the way for others like it in Arizona. (with video) Read more»

A Uitoto man in Colombia. Only about 50 people still speak Uitoto, out of the 600 members of the indigenous Uitoto tribe in the southern Colombian jungle. The rest communicate in Spanish which they view as more modern and useful.

With both Atlantic and Pacific coastlines and located close to Caribbean islands, Colombia has long been a crossroads for indigenous groups. In the 1500s, Spanish explorers reported that native peoples here spoke at least 300 distinct languages, many of which are now dying out. Read more»

A couple tango in Bogota, Columbia.

Dubbing movies is big business in Bogota. So are call centers. All because it's easy to understand Colombian Spanish. Read more» 1