Latest Hispanics News

Biden cancels meeting with Latino civil rights organization after testing positive for coronavirus

Jul. 17, 2024 18:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday while trying to shore up support among disenchanted voters key to his reelection chances, prompting him to cancel a meeting with members of a Latino civil rights organization in the battleground state of Nevada. ...

Mental health clinics across the US are helping Latinos bridge language and access barriers

Jul. 13, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

Michelle Mata wasn’t diagnosed with a mental illness until she was 23, after years of suffering. She knew very little about who to ask for help, having grown up in a Latino family in San Antonio that didn’t talk about mental health. At appointments, she was terrified of telling the truth. ...

Wisconsin Republicans to open new Hispanic outreach center

Jul. 12, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans plan to open a new Hispanic outreach office in Milwaukee next month after GOP leaders let their lease on the old one expire. The state party said in a news release Friday that the new office will open Aug. 3. The release didn’t offer...

A federal judge has ruled that Dodge City's elections don't discriminate against Latinos

Jul. 11, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Latino majority's voting rights aren't violated by the election system in the former Wild West town in Kansas that inspired the long-running television series “Gunsmoke.” U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren concluded that Dodge...

Trump wants Black and Latino support. But he's not popular with either group, poll analysis shows

Jul. 11, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he prepares to accept the Republican nomination for the third time, Donald Trump has promised new efforts to expand his coalition — and, in particular, to win over more of the nonwhite voters who largely rejected him during the 2020 election. But an AP...

In swing-state Pennsylvania, a Latino-majority city embraces a chance to sway the 2024 election

Jul. 10, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — Religion and politics frequently overlap in Reading, an old industrial city in one of the most pivotal swing states of this year’s presidential election. In Pennsylvania, there is early precedent for this kind of thing. The state began as a haven for Quakers...

Book Review: Pollster who wrote 'The Latino Century' says both political parties get Hispanics wrong

Jul. 02, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

Mike Madrid, author of the new book “The Latino Century,” is better situated than most political consultants to comment on the U.S. Latino electorate because of his job experience and upbringing. Growing up in a Mexican American family in Southern California, Madrid says he...

Texas added more Hispanic, Asian and Black residents than any other state last year

Jun. 27, 2024 00:10 AM EDT

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the number of residents of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds who joined the state's population last year. The Lone Star State led all others in new Hispanic, Asian and Black residents in 2023. Among U.S. metro areas, Houston added the most...

Young gay Latinos see a rising share of new HIV cases, leading to a call for targeted funding

Jun. 24, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four months after seeking asylum in the U.S., Fernando Hermida began coughing and feeling tired. He thought it was a cold. Then sores appeared in his groin and he would soak his bed with sweat. He took a test. On New Year’s Day 2022, at age 31, Hermida...

Florida Panthers, with help from NHL, push to grow hockey in Latino communities

Jun. 16, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The spark in Leo Jungerman's eyes when he watched his first hockey game was different. He'd tried other sports like soccer and tennis, his father Alex said. But a hockey game featuring the Toronto Marlies — the Toronto Maple Leafs' minor league team — is...