The Huffington Post to launch Spanish version

MADRID (AP) ? The Huffington Post will launch a new site in Spanish early next year to be called El Huffington Post.

The American news and opinion website announced the new site Monday with PRISA, the parent company of the Spanish newspaper El Pais, with which it will produce El Huffington Post.

The move is the latest by The Huffington Post to extend its reach outside the U.S. market.

This year it launched versions for the United Kingdom and Canada. Monday’s statement says previously announced French language sites Le Huffington Post France and Le Huffington Post Quebec will launch soon.

It says El Huffington Post is recruiting journalists with plans to start the site the first quarter of 2012.