When we visited New Orleans, we noticed Hispanic Americans had been assimilated into the local mainstream culture before Hurricane Katrina. They were “invisible,” Diane Schnell said.
In this new episode of our podcast La Ruta del Voto Latino, I talk to Schnell, news and marketing director of the local Telemundo station, KGLA-TV 42, which has recently [...]
Restaurant owner Gerónimo Barragán saw ten of his employees arrested and deported in February, some to his native Mexico, others to Guatemala. Santa Rosa County, Florida authorities also went to other businesses, looking for people using stolen Social Security numbers. Since the raid, the already small Hispanic community in the Florida Panhandle town of Milton [...]
In a new episode of La Ruta del Voto Latino-The Road to the Latino Vote, I talk to Juvencio Rocha Peralta, president of the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina.
Latinos started settling in big numbers in the South in the 1970s. Since then they have changed the face of the region. Born in Mexico, Peralta [...]
For those who couldn’t listen to it live, here’s the interview on Duna radio from Chile from last Thursday.
As I announced yesterday, I interviewed Francisco Moya, Democratic Party district leader for the borough of Queens and delegate to the Democratic National Convention. I met him at the Ecuadorian Independence Day Parade in Queens.
Ecuadorians are a fast-growing community but they don’t have the power of older immigrant groups like Puerto Ricans or Dominicans. [...]
We will set out from New York, where Dominicans are one of the biggest Latino groups. This community has grown a lot since the first wave of migration took off in the mid-1960s. What many people don’t know is what triggered that migration: a big part of it was the Revolución de Abril in 1965, [...]