Latest Hispanics News

Can conservative Latin American populists motivate the Hispanic vote? Republicans are counting on it

Feb. 28, 2024 11:49 AM EST

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — On a recent evening outside Washington, the president of Argentina had the eyes and ears of a conservative crowd that had gathered to listen to Donald Trump. In a raspy voice, Javier Milei called out, “Hola a todos,” or “Hello, everyone,” before introducing himself...

Poll: Race a factor in how parents view youth tackle football

Feb. 19, 2024 10:19 AM EST

Most parents understand the health risks of tackle football for children, but a new poll found significant differences in how Black, Hispanic and white parents of children under 18 view the benefits of the game. Black and Hispanic parents are nearly twice as likely to see youth...

Mexican regulators recommend that Amazon wall off Prime TV, reveal its algorithms and open delivery

Feb. 16, 2024 21:03 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican regulators have recommended that online retailers Amazon and Mercado Libre reveal their algorithms and wall off TV streaming to avoid stifling competition. Mexico’s Federal Commission on Economic Competition, known by its initials as COFECE, said in a...

Kansas City mom and prominent Hispanic DJ dies in a mass shooting after Chiefs' victory parade

Feb. 15, 2024 13:22 PM EST

Lisa Lopez-Galvan was a music lover and DJ in the Kansas City area who played at weddings, quinceañeras and an American Legion bar and grill. She mixed Tejano, Mexican and Spanish music with R&B and hip-hop, and volunteered as a host on a radio program. She also was a devoted...

Wealth disparities by race grew during the pandemic, despite income gains, report shows

Feb. 10, 2024 10:09 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A strong performance in financial markets, particularly an outsize gain for the stock market in 2021, helped entrench existing trends of wealth inequality during the pandemic, new data released this week show. According to a report from the New York Federal Reserve...

DOJ says First National Bank discriminated against Black, Latino borrowers in North Carolina

Feb. 05, 2024 15:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — First National Bank of Pennsylvania discriminated against Black and Latino homebuyers in North Carolina for a period of at least four years, the Justice Department said Monday, the latest in a long list of banks who have been caught redlining. The Justice...

New estimate shows rural Americans and men are more likely to suffer from hearing loss

Jan. 24, 2024 18:51 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new estimate shows hearing loss affects approximately 37.9 million Americans and is more common in rural areas than urban ones and in men than women. The study, published Wednesday in The Lancet Regional Health-Americas Journal, is the first to estimate hearing...

North Carolina man convicted of hate crime charges in 2 separate confrontations

Jan. 11, 2024 17:53 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was convicted Thursday on federal hate crime charges after a jury found he attacked his Hispanic neighbor and shouted racial slurs at a Black driver in separate confrontations about a year apart. In October 2021, Marian Hudak, 52, yelled...

US adults across racial groups agree the economy is a top priority, AP-NORC and AAPI Data polls show

Jan. 10, 2024 09:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans of various racial backgrounds largely agree that the government should focus on the economy and foreign policy issues in 2024, but recent polling shows that views among racial groups diverge on some high-profile topics, including racism and immigration. ...

In Mexico, piñatas are not just child's play. They're a 400-year-old tradition

Dec. 23, 2023 00:06 AM EST

ACOLMAN, Mexico (AP) — María de Lourdes Ortiz Zacarías swiftly cuts hundreds of strips of newsprint and colored crepe paper needed to make a piñata, soothed by Norteño music on the radio while measuring pieces by feel. “The measurement is already in my fingers,” Ortiz...