Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has launched a new Web site aimed at Hispanics in the United States.
According to Gingrich Communications, the company behind the site, Americano.com is "a bilingual site for American Hispanics with a different take on news and opinion. The site called The Americano looks to offer a more balanced view on all the issues that concern American Hispanics today. It is a place where people can express themselves and read about similar traditional principles.
"The site is inclusive of all Americanos that have come to live to the United States, thus the name. 'Whether you are first, second, third or fourth generation American Hispanic – or whether you speak English or Spanish or both – our content is catered to what unites us all which is our American Hispanic Heritage,' explains Sylvia Garcia, Editor in Chief of The Americano and Hispanic Outreach Director for Gingrich. 'We offer as diverse content as our culture by covering health, education, government, politics, international issues, and even sports.'
"Some of the most unique pieces are categorized under Hispanic Heritage. These are all articles which link U.S. history to true conservative American Hispanic values. 'Hispanic Heritage is as rich today in the United States, as it was back in 1850s when the first bilingual newspapers were printed,' states Gingrich. 'It is terribly important that all the tough issues that we are facing today are properly delivered to all Americans.'
"The goal was to create the first Hispanic news and opinion site where content was hand-picked to create a grass roots Latino base, geared towards traditional values. 'Our contributors are prestigious individuals in both the academia and the media,” explained Alberto Acereda, Content Director. 'The Americano’s writers include several journalists, scholars and experts in our American culture and its Hispanic heritage.'
"The site officially launches today as the country celebrates the first week of Hispanic Heritage month. The Americano’s goal is to commemorate the rich tradition American Hispanics have brought to the United States and strives to create a direct link between history and conservative Hispanic values."