Latest Hispanics News

Mississippi Coast celebrates Hispanic heritage at festival

Sep. 26, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the Hispanic community along the coast of Mississippi by eating food from various countries in South and Central America, listening to music and shopping. The Sun-Herald reported ...

Biden risks losing support from Democrats amid DC gridlock

Sep. 25, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden is losing support among critical groups in his political base as some of his core campaign promises falter, raising concerns among Democrats that the voters who put him in office may feel less enthusiastic about returning to the polls in next year's...

Pritzker OKs legislative maps despite heavy criticism

Sep. 24, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday signed off on new electoral maps the Legislature will use for the next decade, despite concerns from certain groups, including some Black and Latino voters, that they weren't able to weigh in and wouldn't be fairly represented. ...

Colorado commission rushes to finish new congressional map

Sep. 22, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s independent congressional redistricting commission has entered the final stretch in fashioning a map for the next decade that incorporates a new eighth district and tries to keep intact communities of interest, such as Hispanic and Latino voters and urban and...

As Texas draws its maps, Latinos push for political power

Sep. 22, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As a Dallas County commissioner, Elba Garcia represents some 670,000 people — nearly the population of a congressional district. The majority of her constituents are Latino and live in the fast-growing suburbs west of Dallas, where they share worries about managing...

Latinos vastly underrepresented in media, new report finds

Sep. 21, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday. The...

Hate crime charges against LI man in attacks on Hispanic men

Sep. 20, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man was arraigned Monday on hate crime charges after authorities said he targeted three Hispanic men for attacks. Christopher Cella, 19, of Selden, New York, was arrested after police said he separately picked up two Hispanic men...

Pennsylvania mobile clinics seek to goose vaccination rate

Sep. 20, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

Rosie Goris lost two family members and a close friend to COVID-19. So it was a no-brainer that she would agree to host a vaccination clinic at her York, Pennsylvania, corner store, which serves a largely Hispanic clientele. The vaccination rate among Pennsylvania's...

Indiana county rejects health grant amid COVID-19 complaints

Sep. 18, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Health officials are frustrated after a northern Indiana county council rejected a $3 million federal grant following vocal opposition from residents tying it to a litany of COVID-19 complaints. The Elkhart County health department had sought the...

MS-13 gang member sentenced to 35 years in Maryland slaying

Sep. 18, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man has been sentenced to 35 years in federal prison for his role in a violent street gang prosecutors said preyed on the Hispanic community in Annapolis over a two-year period. The Capital Gazette reports that Moises Alexis...