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U.S. Hispanic/Latino Population

Here is data from the 2000 Census and 2010 Census for the Hispanic and Latino populations in the United States. National origin …

Interlingua

(Encyclopedia) Interlingua ĭn˝tərlĭng´gwə [key], name of an artificial language introduced in 1951; also the name of a simplified form of Latin (sometimes called Latino Sine Flexione, or La...

minority

(Encyclopedia) minority, in international law, population group with a characteristic culture and sense of identity occupying a subordinate political status. Religious minorities were known from ancient times...

international language

(Encyclopedia) international language, sometimes called universal language, a language intended to be used by people of different linguistic backgrounds to facilitate communication among them and to reduce th...

American literature

(Encyclopedia) American literature, literature in English produced in what is now the United States of America. Colonial Literature American writing began with the work of English adventure...

Maria Hinojosa Biography

Maria HinojosaJournalistBorn: 1961Birthplace: Mexico City NPR correspondent Maria Hinojosa got her start in broadcasting as the producer and host of a Latino radio show at New …

Ricky Martin, 1999 News

27, Latino pop singer, burst onto the music scene in the U.S. after his hip-shaking performance at the February Grammy Awards. His self-titled English-language debut album hi…

Barack Obama, 2004 News

state senator from Illinois, delivered a rousing keynote speech at July's Democratic National Convention. “There's not a black America and white America and Latino America and…

Freddie Prinze

Name at birth: Frederick Karl PruetzelFreddie Prinze was one of the most popular comedians in America when he shot himself in 1977. The son of a Puerto Rican mother and a Hungarian fa…