Hispanic Heritage Month: The Diversity of Latino Roots
By Latinopoliticsblog on September 22, 2011
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[Editor's Note: September 15 - October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. But even within the Latino community, there is a tremendous diversity of heritages and subcultures.
Seneca, a contributor to the Latino Politics Blog, does a great job of explaining the varied roots of Latino immigrants. --Grace]
For Hispanic Heritage Month: Seneca’s Notes on Latino Roots
According to the most recent census, the US Latino population totals 50.5 million. Understanding the diversity of its Ibero-American heritage can be challenging. These differences among the Latino population vary according to national origins rooted in the Western Hemisphere. This heritage stems from the region’s eighteen Spanish-speaking countries and one Portuguese-speaking country.
Read the full post at Latino Politics Blog.
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