Roxana A. Soto

I'm a Peruvian immigrant who moved to Miami at 14. As a journalist, I've been creating bilingual/bicultural content for print, online and television for 20 years. I'm also a mom and my Puerto Rican husband and I are raising our two kids – Vanessa + Santiago – in gorgeous Colorado where they're growing up between two worlds and in two languages. In 2009, I co-founded SpanglishBaby a site for parents raising bilingual and bicultural children. Our first book Bilingual is Better was published in September 2012.

I know I'm Latina when...

my children call me mami.

Roxana A.'s Latest Posts

Angelina Jolie revela que necesita OTRA cirugía para prevenir cáncer

Después de impactar al mundo con la noticia de que se había sometido a una doble masectomía para prevenir el cáncer de seno, Angelina Jolie acaba de revelar que tendrá que regresar al quirófano por otra cirugía preventiva. En una entrevista con la revista Entertaiment Weekly, la valiente actriz dijo que "queda otra cirugía a la que tengo que someterme" pero que todavía no lo ha hecho. Esta es la primera vez que habla sobre el tema después de su emotiva y reveladora columna en The New York Times el año pasado. 

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Latina teen dies just weeks after complaining of shortness of breath

What a heartbreaking story! An otherwise healthy 16-year-old cheerleader has died less than two months after finding out she had a cancerous tumor on her lungs. Sandra Martinez's family and friends are devastated and I can't even begin to imagine how her parents will deal with the unexpected death of their beautiful young daughter. 

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Fuertes sospechas apuntan a que avión de Malaysia Airlines desaparecido fue secuestrado

Hace una semana que el avión de Malaysian Airlines desapareció sin rastro alguno mientras iba rumbo a Beijing de Kuala Lumpur. Una semana en la que se han discutido todo tipo de escenarios en cuanto a lo que le puede haber pasado al avión. Tras una amplia, pero infructuosa búsqueda por los restos del avión, ahora el gobierno de Malasia ha confirmado que el avión fue desviado adrede por alguien con conocimientos de aviación.

¿Se trata acaso de un secuestro?

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College preparedness

Latinos are now largest minority group in college campuses nationwide

Finally, some good news regarding Latinos and higher education. The Pew Hispanic Center has just released some very encouraging numbers for 2011 and they basically show that for the first time, more than 2 million Hispanics ages 18 to 24 were enrolled in college. This means that Latinos are now the largest minority group with a record 16.5 percent enrollment share in the country's four-year college campuses. 

When it comes to two-year colleges, Latinos now account for one quarter (or 25.2 percent) of the 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled. 

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Is my son ready for Kindergarten?


For the past few weeks I've been debating whether or not I should send my 4-year-old son to Kindergarten come fall. The cut-off is October 1 and his birthday is the last day of August, so for all intents and purposes, he meets the age requirement. But does that means he's ready? I kind of went through a similar debate with my daughter, whose birthday is at the end of July, but we were pretty confident she was ready much quicker than with our son.

So, how do you determine if your child is ready for Kindergarten?

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