Latinos

6:37am

Thu April 19, 2012
It's All Politics

In Swing States, Obama Campaign Begins Push For Another Latino-Vote Landslide

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 9:42 am

President Obama's re-election campaign has released four new Spanish-language ads, each ending with the phrase: "Esta eleccion si importa," which in English means, "This election does matter."
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4:02pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Race

Data Reveals Complex Picture Of Hispanic Americans

A Hispanic woman walks down a street in Union City, N.J. In a new study, the Pew Hispanic Center asked Hispanic-Americans how they identify themselves.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Just over half of Americans of Spanish-speaking origin have no preference between the terms "Hispanic" and "Latino," according to new data from the Pew Hispanic Center.

Of those with a preference, 33 percent preferred "Hispanic," versus the 14 percent who said "Latino" better describes them.

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1:01am

Tue April 3, 2012
Television

Media Outlets Adapt To Growing Hispanic Audience

Originally published on Wed April 4, 2012 12:01 pm

Rapid growth in the U.S. Hispanic community has created another boom — in Hispanic media. In recent months, several major media players have announced plans to join the competition for the Hispanic television audience. There's a new Hispanic broadcast TV network coming, plus a host of new cable channels aimed at Latinos.

The numbers tell the story: According to the census, the U.S. Hispanic population jumped by more than 40 percent in the past decade. The nation's 50 million-plus Hispanics now make up 16 percent of the TV-viewing public.

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4:34am

Thu March 29, 2012
Politics

Latina Gov. A Rising Star, Just Not To Some Hispanics

Originally published on Thu March 29, 2012 8:25 am

Susana Martinez was sworn in as the country's first Latina governor in Santa Fe, N.M., on Jan. 1, 2011.
William Faulkner AP

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is the ultimate immigrant success story: Two generations after her Mexican grandparents arrived in the U.S., she became the nation's first Latina governor.

And with an overall approval rating of 66 percent of New Mexicans after more than a year in office, she is arguably the most popular Republican governor in the country.

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1:24pm

Thu March 22, 2012
The Two-Way

California Appoints Its First Latino Poet Laureate

Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 1:27 pm

Juan Felipe Herrera.
Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr,

We don't usually dabble in arts news, but we thought we'd pass along this piece of news from California, home to 13.7 million Latinos.

Gov. Edmund Brown has appointed Juan Felipe Herrera as California's Poet Laureate. Herrera, 63, becomes the first Latino to be appointed to the position, which requires senate confirmation.

Here's how Brown's office described Herrera in its press release:

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