Category Archives: South

500th Anniversary of Hispanics in the United States

April 3, 2013 marks the 500th anniversary of the discovery of Florida by the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León. It occurs a few months after the November 2012 election, in which Latinos constituted more than 10 percent of the electorate for the first time. Continue reading

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The Communist Party’s Spanish Bureau, Founded in 1929

Documents from the Soviet Archives and an examination of the Vida Obrera (Workers Life) reveal a dynamic and innovative American Communist Party organizing Spanish-speaking workers beginning in 1929. Continue reading

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Obama, Romney, and the Latino Vote

In the 2012 presidential election, Spanish-speaking voters are likely to have the greatest impact in states having either a relatively small Spanish-speaking population or where the ethnic composition is in flux Continue reading

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