Showing posts with label Latinos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Latinos. Show all posts

Friday, March 6, 2009

Hispanics in the United States, 2007

(Pew Hispanic Center). Complete "Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 2007": Tables 1-36

Friday, October 24, 2008

Latinos Account for Half of U.S. Population Growth Since 2000

Hispanics have accounted for more than half (50.5%) of the overall population growth in the United States in this decade, a significant new demographic milestone for the nation's largest minority group. A new Pew Hispanic Center report analyzes Latino growth and settlement patterns over the past three decades. Browse our interactive maps that provide details about the changing Latino population and our interactive databases that offer demographic information about Latinos in each of the nation's 50 states and 3,141 counties. (read more) (Complete Report)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

menos "indocumentados"

There were 11.9 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States in March 2008, according to new Pew Hispanic Center estimates. The size of the unauthorized population appears to have declined since 2007, but this finding is inconclusive because of the margin of error in these estimates.

However, it is clear from the estimates that the unauthorized immigrant population grew more slowly in the period from 2005 to 2008 than it did earlier in the decade.

It also is clear that from 2005 to 2008, the inflow of immigrants who are undocumented fell below that of immigrants who are legal permanent residents. That reverses a trend that began a decade ago. The turnaround appears to have occurred in 2007. (read more) (Complete Report)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hispanics See Their Situation in U.S. Deteriorating

Half (50%) of all Latinos say that the situation of Latinos in this country is worse now than it was a year ago, according to a new nationwide survey of 2,015 Hispanic adults conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center.

This pessimism is especially prevalent among immigrants, who account for 54% of all Hispanic adults in the United States. Fully 63% of these Latino immigrants say that the situation of Latinos has worsened over the past year. In 2007, just 42% of all adult Hispanic immigrants--and just 33% of all Hispanic adults--said the same thing.

These increasingly downbeat assessments come at a time when the Hispanic community in this country--numbering approximately 46 million, or 15.4% of the total U.S. civilian non-institutional population--has been hit hard by rising unemployment (Kochhar 2008) and stepped-up immigration enforcement. (more) (Complete Report)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

One-in-Five and Growing Fast: A Profile of Hispanic Public School Students

Pew Hispanic Center: The number of Hispanic students in the nation's public schools nearly doubled from 1990 to 2006, accounting for 60% of the total growth in public school enrollments over that period. There are now approximately 10 million Hispanic students in the nation's public kindergartens and its elementary and high schools; they make up about one-in-five public school students in the United States. In 1990, just one-in-eight public school students were Hispanic. (more)

Complete Report (pdf)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Catorce películas latinoamericanas competirán en el Festival de San Sebastián

Catorce filmes latinoamericanos se proyectarán en la edición número 56 del Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián, que se celebrará del 18 al 27 de septiembre de este año en la bahía del País Vasco. Las 14 películas competirán en la sección "Horizontes Latinos", la ganadora será premiada con 35 mil euros.

La selección abarca largometrajes producidos total o parcialmente en América Latina, dirigidos por cineastas de ese origen, o bien que tengan por marco o tema comunidades latinas del resto del mundo.

La producción germano-holandesa "El olvido", de Heddy Honigmann, inaugurará la sección, con una historia sobre una ciudad olvidada, Lima, en la que unos niños sobreviven descubriendo el arte de la vida en la calle. (sigue)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hispanics and Health Care in the United States

More than one-fourth of Hispanic adults in the U.S. lack a usual health care provider, and a similar proportion report obtaining no health care information from medical personnel in the past year. At the same time, more than eight in ten report receiving health information from media sources, such as television and radio, according to a Pew Hispanic Center survey of Latino adults, conducted in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (more)

Complete Report (pdf)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Hispanic Voter Attitudes

Hispanic registered voters support Democrat Barack Obama for president over Republican John McCain by 66% to 23%, according to a nationwide survey of 2,015 Latinos conducted by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, from June 9 through July 13, 2008. (read more). Complete report (pdf)

Thursday, March 20, 2008


is heading towards its third anniversary, which is in November 2008. As you know, our Spanish e-zine, is dedicated to promote Latin American Arts & Culture and is spearheaded by volunteers. This small and simple e-zine has taken tremendous leaps within the past year, both within the organization and externally. The constant change in format, always looking for that “modern touch” as well as new team members, international collaborators and welcome within the international Spanish intellectual community. has obtained incredible national and international acceptance not only from artists and lectors within both the Canadian and Cuban nations, but also in Europe, the Americas and even in Japan! We are happy to see that there is an interest amongst people to collaborate with their writing, poetry and visual arts, learn a little about what other people are doing within the cultural world and appreciate our culture and know that we not only have excellent dancing and food, but intellectuals and very talented artists as well!

The reason why I am writing is that we have come to realize that we must not only direct our efforts amongst the Spanish-speaking people of the world, but to the English speaking. Many people, who amongst them is yourselves, have requested that we offer the same material (or similar) in English. Time and time again, people demand an English version of Cañasanta. People are just not happy with the Google translator! We cannot do this alone.

I would like to make a call out to anyone interested in Latin American Arts and Culture willing to devote time as a volunteer to promote this amazing art and culture. Artists, writers, translators, editors, students, professionals, people who are passionate with the Latin American culture and would like to form part of our English editorial or simply form part of the Canasanta team!

Once this English editorial section is set up and functioning, our objective is to create a paper magazine, and market it to the Canadian audience.

If you would like to form part of this editorial, or know of any vibrant, passionate people who would like to assist in promoting Latin American Arts and Culture, please contact or call 647-406-CANA


Mari Gomez
Public Relations

Friday, January 25, 2008

Statistical Portraits of the Hispanic and Foreign-Born Populations, 2006

Foto: United countries of America, originally uploaded by Don_Franco. Flickr

The most up-to-date compilation of statistics on the Latino and foreign-born populations in the United States is based on the Pew Hispanic Center's tabulations of the 2006 American Community Survey.

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States, 2006

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2006

Pew Hispanic Center

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