Heads of Spanish language academies meet in Mexico

The 15th Congress of the Association of Spanish Language Academies was inaugurated Monday with words about the good health of the language and the need to continue exploring its diversity in order to keep strengthening it.'Taking part in the ceremony were the directors of the Royal Spanish Academy, Dario Villanueva, of the Mexican Academy, Javier Labastida, and the head of the Ibero-American General Secretariat, Rebeca Grynspan, among other dignitaries.


Villanueva emphasized the role of the Americas in developing Spanish, the world's No. 2 language in terms of the number of native speakers.

"Spanish today is not the language of colonization but of independence," he said in his address.'

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