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A group of people in the United States with ties to Latin America

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The term Latino, along with its female Latina, is a noun and adjective often used in English, Spanish and Portuguese to refer to people in the United States with cultural ties to Latin America.

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Hispanic, Latino and Latinx: What's the difference, and why it matters

The terms "Hispanic" and "Latino" are often used synonymously in the U.S., with the term "Latinx" used as a gender-neutral alternative to the latter.
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Census response in poor and minority neighborhoods is undermined by coronavirus

A USA TODAY analysis finds response rates fell in tracts with high concentrations of Black or Latino residents and places with limited internet.
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Biden backtracks on comments about African Americans not being as 'diverse' as Latinos

Joe Biden said he did not mean "to suggest the African American community is a monolith."
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Latinos overwhelmingly test positive for virus

Chicago's Little Village neighborhood is 80% Latino and has one of the highest rates of positive coronavirus cases in the city. Across the US, states reporting racial data show overwhelmingly high..
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Coronavirus layoffs disproportionately hurt black and Latino workers: 'It's almost like doomsday is coming'

As the coronavirus forces more businesses to close or downsize, low-income workers, who are disproportionately people of color, are hurting.
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For Urban Poor, the Coronavirus Complicates Existing Health Risks

An outbreak could devastate low-income black and Latino communities that, even in the best of times, face serious medical challenges.
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Biden faces big test with Latino voters on Super Tuesday as he seeks to cut into Sanders' strength

Joe Biden's chance of staying competitive after Super Tuesday may rest on whether he can cut into Bernie Sanders' huge support with Latinos.
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The Overlooked Voters Who Could Decide the 2020 Race

Latino voters in California, Texas and around the country are invested in picking someone who can beat President Trump, though they don’t all agree on who that is.
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US election 2020: Why is the Latino vote so important?

In the 2020 election, Latinos will be the largest racial or ethnic minority voting. What are their political priorities?
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Sanders wins Nevada and also trounces competitors with Latino and Hispanic caucus-goers

Sen. Bernie Sanders wins Nevada, leads other candidates among minority voters
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‘Tamales for Tío Bernie’: Sanders’ outreach to Latino voters pays off

Violeta Alvarez is so passionate about Bernie Sanders that she becomes emotional talking about the white, 78-year-old senator from Vermont, a state 3,000 miles from this sun-drenched California..
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Black and Latino Voters Are Looking for ‘More Than Just Some Token Words’

Voters in Nevada and South Carolina face an all-white top tier of 2020 candidates that was winnowed down by a largely white electorate.
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Latinos hope outreach continues after Nev. caucus

Latinos hope outreach continues after Nev. caucus  
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Inside the Push to Turn Out Latino Voters in Nevada

Campaigns and organizations are trying to build a robust Latino voter base in Nevada. Will it work?
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Pete Buttigieg Hoped to Win Over Voters of Color. It Still Hasn’t Happened.

There is not much sign that he has attracted significantly more black and Latino voters in Nevada and South Carolina, as he had said would happen after strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire.
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Latino group hosts town hall for 2020 Democrats

LULAC, The League of United Latin American Citizens, held a Presidential Town Hall in Las Vegas Thursday night. Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar were there. Senator Bernie Sanders..
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Joe Biden looks to South Carolina to resurrect his campaign

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden brought his wounded presidential campaign to South Carolina on Tuesday, staking his hopes for a comeback on the loyalty of black voters in the state after a dismal..
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Meet the Latinos Trying to Get Latinos to the Polls

A projected 32 million Latinos will be able to head to the polls in November. The Democratic presidential campaigns are hoping to engage them.
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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..
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Bernie Sanders’s Surge Owes a Lot to Voters of Color

In 2016, the Vermont senator failed to overcome Hillary Clinton’s wide lead among African-American and Latino voters. This time, things are shaping up differently.
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Latinos make up only 1% of all local and federal elected officials, and that's a big problem

From states like Texas and Arizona to New Mexico and New York, the Hispanic vote is helping elect more Latinos.  
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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.  
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Iowa, N.H. lack diversity, but Latinos raise voice

Voters across the US are raising concerns about the lack of diversity in Iowa and New Hampshire as the states prepare to make their choice for the Democratic presidential nominee. But Iowa Latinos are..
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In Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant 'spoke to all of us' and embraced the Latino community

Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa Laine Bryant is half-Mexican, and Kobe would often do full interviews in Spanish.
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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.
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More Latinos than ever are expected to caucus. Is Iowa ready?

The state is offering Spanish-language caucus sites to increase participation. The problem? Democratic officials are scrambling to find enough bilingual people to staff them.
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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.
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Pope names Latino to replace conservative as Philadelphia archbishop

Nelson Perez, the Latino Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland who has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policy, was named on Thursday by Pope Francis to replace an outspoken..
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Courtney Everts Mykytyn, Crusader for School Integration, Dies at 46

She challenged privileged white parents to send their children to schools with predominantly black and Latino student bodies.
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More US schools teach in English and Spanish, but not enough to help Latino kids

Classes taught in both languages help students from various backgrounds, but many districts have fought to keep Spanish out of schools.
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Julián Castro Ends Presidential Campaign

Mr. Castro, the former housing secretary and mayor of San Antonio, was the only Latino candidate in the race. He championed progressive policies but did not find his footing in polls.
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Woman facing hate crime charge used SUV to strike boy before hitting Latina teen: Police

Nicole Marie Poole Franklin is also charged with a hate crime for calling people at a gas station racial slurs the same night as the hit-and-runs.  
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Donald Trump is afraid of 'strong women, of Latino women'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed Donald Trump Trump "has a lot of problems: he is a racist, he is anti-immigrant and … his administration is corrupt."
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Woman who allegedly hit teen with SUV because she is 'Mexican' faces hate-crime charge

A woman who said she intentionally hit a Latina teen with her SUV has been charged with a hate crime for disturbance at convenience store.
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'You're going to feel welcomed': Why more Latinos in the US are leaving the Catholic Church for Islam

A mosque in New Jersey is home to a growing community of Latino Muslims, many of them converts from other religions. Here's why.
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Texas teacher faces backlash for telling student to 'speak English'

A Latino civil rights group on Friday called for a Texas teacher to be banned from instructing students after she was shown on video appearing to tell a Latino high school pupil to "speak English;..
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It takes 23 months for Latinas to earn what white men make in 12

Equal pay advocates say the Paycheck Fairness Act before Congress could help eliminate the disparity
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Michael Bloomberg apologises for 'stop-and-frisk' policy

The former New York mayor backed a tactic that disproportionately targeted black and Latino residents.
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Bloomberg admits he was wrong, apologizes for 'stop and frisk' - NY Times

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg admitted he was wrong to support the "stop and frisk" police practice that ensnared disproportionate numbers of blacks and Latinos, apologizing to a largely..
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Man accused in acid attack to get competency exam

A 61-year-old man accused of throwing acid on a Latino man's face will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine whether he can assitn in his criminal defense (Nov. 15)  
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Man charged in acid attack hate crime on Latino man ordered for mental evaluation

A competency evaluation was ordered Friday for Clifton Blackwell, 61, the man charged in a hate crime acid attack in Milwaukee.
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In California's 2020 primary, Latino voters could help Democrats defeat President Trump

California's growing Latino population now represents a third of all voters, which translates to political power and a prize for Democratic hopefuls
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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.
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Julian Castro – the sole Latino candidate – lags in Latino support as Democratic primaries loom

Julian Castro has struggled with name recognition in a crowded field. Latino voters may be looking for a candidate who can beat Donald Trump.
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Latino Iowans are playing a bigger role in the caucuses — and Democrats are paying attention

Iowa's Latino population, now 6.2%, is set to double by 2050. Latinos are turning out to vote and jumping into local and state races as candidates.
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