Dear Reader,

In this issue of VeinteMundos, discover the tradition in southern Chile which gives a whole new meaning to ‘moving house’! As we take you on a journey of the Hispanic world, you’ll also learn about Spanish synchronised-swimmers, the plastic surgery boom in Colombia, the story behind one of Cuba’s most well-loved songs and much, much more!

New– from now on, each issue will feature one article with an additional audio version in the ‘native accent’. Hearing these different voices will help you get used to different Spanish accents and thus help improve your listening skills! In this issue, you can listen to Mariana Paredes from La Paz, Bolivia, describing the life of ‘lustrabotas’ (shoeshiners) in her native city.

We hope you enjoy reading these articles, and if you have any comments please let us know!

Your VeinteMundos team