By Andres Hax
Víctor García de la Concha, the three term ex-president of the Real Academia Española (RAE), was the guest of honor of the Simón Bolívar Journalism Prize in Bogotá in Colombia. In an extensive interview with the newspaper El Espectador, García de la Concha, expressed his desire for the RAE to shift towards a more Pan-American vision of the Spanish language, rather than a Spain-centric one. A massive two-volume grammar published in 2009 by the RAE, has been one of the major publishing events in the recent years in the Spanish speaking world in recent years.
(Source: El Espectador, Colombia)