Latinos

1:22pm

Wed January 4, 2012
Politics

Colorado Democrats Blast Romney on Immigration

Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio and State Rep. Dan Pabon spoke at a news conference at the party's headquarters Wednesday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

With the Iowa caucuses over and attention shifting to the New Hampshire primary, Colorado Democratic leaders are wasting no time blasting presumed GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, with party officials focusing on what they say is the former Massachusetts governor’s hard line stance on illegal immigration.

Read more

10:01pm

Mon October 17, 2011
2 Languages, Many Voices: Latinos In The U.S.

Author Malin Alegria Builds On 'Estrella's' Star Power

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 12:39 pm

Malin Alegria lives in San Jose, Calif., where she teaches and writes.

Dulce Baron

Writer Malin Alegria's first novel, Estrella's Quinceanera, covers familiar territory for anyone who has ever been a 15-year-old girl battling with her mother — but the fact that the book's sassy protagonist, Estrella Alvarez, is Mexican-American makes her unique in the world of young adult fiction.

Read more
Tags: 

10:01pm

Sun October 9, 2011
2 Languages, Many Voices: Latinos In The U.S.

West Liberty Is Nation's First Majority Hispanic Town

Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 1:42 pm

Jose Zacarias lives in an old farmhouse flanked by corn and soybean fields near the edge of town. The Mexican-born immigrant came to West Liberty more than 25 years ago.

Benjamin Roberts

(This report is part of the Morning Edition series "2 Languages, Many Voices: Latinos In The U.S.," looking at the ways Latinos are changing — and being changed — by the U.S.)

One place the Hispanic population is growing is in the overwhelmingly white state of Iowa. The latest census figures show the Hispanic population, while only 5 percent of the state, has almost doubled since 2000.

And one small town — West Liberty — is the first in Iowa to have a majority Hispanic population.

Read more
Tags: 

2:37pm

Sun December 12, 2010
Around the Nation

Latino Mayor Might Be A Glimpse Of Things To Come

There's a good chance America will eventually look like San Antonio. Demographically, the Texas city is a glimpse into the American future -- a majority Latino community, where English is the language of choice.

The mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, is young, photogenic, well-educated and barely speaks Spanish. Yet he may very well be the model of a new kind of Latino leadership.

A Place In Mainstream America

Read more

Pages