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Americans descended from inhabitants of Spain or Latin America

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Hispanic and Latino Americans are Americans who are descendants of people from Spain or Latin America. More generally, this demographic includes all Americans who identify as Hispanic. As of 2018, the Census Bureau estimated that there were almost 60 million Hispanics living the United States.

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'Puro cash': Latinos are opening more small businesses than anyone else in the US

Despite the opportunity gap between Latinos and other Americans, Latinos have become the fastest-growing small business owners across the U.S.
USATODAY.com - Published

Blacks and Hispanics should not ditch Mike Bloomberg over his 'stop and frisk' mistake

Single-issue voting is shortsighted and overlooks that Bloomberg and other politicians may make amends through policies that help those they hurt.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Hispanic and Latino Americans


2020 Dems make their pitches to Hispanic voters [Video]2020 Dems make their pitches to Hispanic voters

Democratic presidential contenders Pete Buttigieg, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Bernie Sanders made their case to Hispanic voters in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday on how they would support the Hispanic..

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Iowa's fast-growing Latino community gets new attention from Democrats

Latinos in Iowa, overlooked as a political force for years in the state that kicks off the U.S. presidential race, have been getting unprecedented attention in a too-close-to-call Democratic White..
Reuters - Published

More Latino students than ever are trying to get their degree, but it's fraught and costly

Record amounts of Latinos are attending colleges, but they're intimidated by the cost, whiteness and bureaucracy.  
USATODAY.com - Published

In Los Angeles, Latinos Are Mourning Kobe Bryant as a ‘Compa’

Spanish-speaking Angelenos saw Mr. Bryant, who spoke the language and embraced Latino culture, as one of their own.
NYTimes.com - Published

How Will Thousands of Latinos in Iowa Be Greeted at ‘El Caucus’?

The state’s Latino population is a potentially important bloc in the Democratic voting. But some local leaders believe efforts to make caucus sites friendlier to Spanish speakers have fallen short.
NYTimes.com - Published

Heidi Hynes, Transplanted Crusader for the Poor, Dies at 51

Dismayed by inequality and injustice, a white woman from the Midwest devoted her abbreviated career to helping poor blacks and Latinos in the Bronx.
NYTimes.com - Published

Millions of Latinos are Trump supporters. Here's what they're thinking.

Despite his harmful rhetoric, President Trump's policies and fierce attitude have attracted a certain subset of those in the Latino community.
USATODAY.com - Published

Disparity in home lending costs minorities millions

Researchers found that blacks and Latinos face higher mortgage costs — and tech is no panacea
CBS News - Published

Nevada's new caucus rules present challenges for 2020 Democrats

Nevada's caucuses, the third contest of the Democratic primary and a key test of candidates' support among Hispanics, Asian Americans and labor unions
CBS News - Published

Marine vet wrongfully held by ICE will get $190,000

Grand Rapids will pay settlement to a Latino American war veteran who was wrongfully detained ​by federal immigration officials
CBS News - Published

Victims of anti-Latino hate crimes soar in U.S.: FBI report

The number of victims in anti-Latino or Hispanic hate crimes rose 21% in 2018, the FBI reported on Tuesday, and attacks overall are increasingly targeting people instead of property.
Reuters - Published

Progressives, Hispanics are not 'Latinx.' Stop trying to Anglicize our Spanish language.

Hispanic Americans face plenty of challenges as it is. The last thing we need are English-speaking progressives 'wokesplaining' how to speak Spanish.
USATODAY.com - Published

US election 2020: Trump steals Biden's pitch to Latino voters

Ex-Vice-President Joe Biden sees his drive to rally Hispanics hijacked by the president's campaign.
BBC News - Published

For poet Richard Blanco, the El Paso massacre became a catalyst to write

A celebrated poet shares his personal observations exclusively for USA TODAY readers. His poem honors Latinos during Hispanic Heritage month.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump Tries to Woo Hispanic Voters at Rally in New Mexico

The president said he had great support among Latino Americans because of his hard line on stopping migrants and drugs from crossing illegally into the U.S.
NYTimes.com - Published

Why some Latinos are supporting Donald Trump

Despite his controversial comments about immigrants, some members of the Latino community are proud supporters of Donald Trump. CBSN explores why.
CBS News - Published

Latino U.S. reps slam Hollywood’s lack of Latinos in film, citing new USC study

latino u.s. reps slam hollywood’s lack of latinos in film, citing new usc study
A new study from USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative confirms what Latino talent in Hollywood has been saying for years: Hispanics are extremely underrepresented both onscreen and in key creative..
WorldNews - Published

Not 'invaders': Some Hispanic families in the Southwest predate the US entirely

In the Southwest U.S., some Hispanics can trace their families back generations. The region once belonged to Mexico, Spain and Native Americans.
USATODAY.com - Published

Latino celebrities in U.S. issue plea to 'speak out loudly against hate'

Actresses Eva Longoria, America Ferrara and more than 200 other Latino artists and civil rights leaders on Friday penned a letter of support to the Latino community in the United States after a mass..
Reuters - Published

Heat wave: Air conditioned schools would narrow the racial achievement gap

Heat affects learning, especially for black and Hispanic students. They face hotter days and classrooms amid climate change and earlier school starts.
USATODAY.com - Published

Investigation reveals dozens of criminal cases invoking ‘Trump’ in connection with violence, threats and alleged assaults

investigation reveals dozens of criminal cases invoking ‘trump’ in connection with violence, threats and alleged assaults
Victims are mostly African Americans, Latinos, Muslims, and gay men....
WorldNews - Published

El Paso shooting: Attacker tells police he was targeting 'Mexicans', had published document expressing fears of 'Hispanic invasion' of Texas

The 21-year-old Texan who killed 22 people in an El Paso Walmart told police following his arrest that he was targeting 'Mexicans'.
Firstpost - Published

María Elena Salinas: Latinos in U.S. have been afraid for a long time

"It's not only that they feel threatened, but they feel unprotected because they feel that rhetoric and that agenda has extended to all institutions in the country."
CBS News - Published

Hispanic-Americans fearful after mass shooting in El Paso, Texas

Hispanic-Americans have said they are fearful after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. In a racist manifesto the suspected gunman allegedly wrote, he denounced the increasing Hispanic population in..
CBS News - Published

Maria Elena Salinas on Hispanic Americans' reaction to El Paso: "Fear has been there a long time"

Hispanic Americans say they are fearful and anxious in the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso. A gunman opened fire inside a Walmart and killed 22 people on Saturday. A racist manifesto posted online..
CBS News - Published

‘It Feels Like Being Hunted’: Latinos Across U.S. in Fear After El Paso Massacre

The shooting attack in El Paso has left many Latinos deeply shaken, raising questions about their place in American society.
NYTimes.com - Published

Accused El Paso shooter has shown no remorse, police say

New details are emerging about the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. The gunman traveled from a Dallas suburb to a Walmart near the border where he allegedly sought out Hispanics to shoot. Janet..
CBS News - Published

'This Anglo man came here to kill Hispanics': After El Paso shooting, will race motivate more violence?

The recent shootings in Texas and Ohio come at a time when the nation grapples with the idea of white nationalism and rising political tensions.  
USATODAY.com - Published

El Paso community shaken by deadly Walmart shooting

El Paso, Texas, is in mourning after the worst attack on Latinos in modern American history. In the words of the sheriff, the shooter went to "kill Hispanics." David Begnaud spoke with members of the..
CBS News - Published

More racial diversity in U.S. police departments unlikely to reduce shootings: study

White police officers in the United States are no more likely to shoot dead minorities than black or Hispanic officers, undercutting the idea that increasing racial diversity in police departments..
Reuters - Published

Border Patrol Launches Investigation Into Agents’ Offensive Posts in Secret Facebook Group

border patrol launches investigation into agents’ offensive posts in secret facebook group
The posts mocked dead migrants and disparaged Latino members of congress. ......
WorldNews - Published

New data indicates a massive surge in Hispanic voter turnout

Hispanic turnout on average almost doubled in seven states: Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania
CBS News - Published

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