We have the same issue.
I already modified the plugin to make it work.
What I find out is that most of our users do not open the news items to read the details… even if the homepage is longer we prefer to show all the information as we think it will be more likely that the users will read it.
We’ll help start the Spanish translation. If there is anything you already have it would be great to use it… if not we will slowly complete the translation.
Keep up the good work!