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Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Garcia is now the sixth-most-common surname in the U.S.

*Good story, but GREAT graphic! (Yes, I’m a data/graphics geek. . .)VL By Spe Chen, VICE (2 minute read)  Sorry, Millers, there are now more Garcias in the U.S. That’s just one finding from a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau on the mix of the country’s most common last names. The numbers show

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Hispanic Surnames on the Rise in U.S. as Immigration Surges

*Check it out, there are more Garcia’s in the U.S. than there are Miller’s, Davis’s, Wilson’s and Anderson’s. VL By Sam Roberts, New York Times (2.5 minute read)   Taylor and Thomas are out. Lopez and Gonzalez are...

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

A Member on Trump’s Transition Team Spent 55 Pages Explaining How Latinos Already Make America Great

*We’ve been referring to the study mentioned in this piece all week on NewsTaco. Our Taquista friends at the Latino Donor Collaborative, who sponsored the study, sent us a copy early in thew week. What we didn’t...

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Latino Veterans, by the numbers

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Happy Veteran’s Day! To all U.S. Veteran’s, thank you for your service. I’m sensing we all need a break from the barrage of political news. So . . . ►Veteran’s Day numbers 10,000...

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

The Latino Giant is Voting Because it Decided to, Not Because it woke Up

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If what we’ve been hearing from early voter turnout is true, this is a statement year for Latino politics and for the Latino vote. Less than a month ago the Pew Research Center...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Here’s how Latinos could win this election

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I pick this as the emblematic picture of the day – actually, of the Latino early vote in general. It’s the line to cast early votes in the Cardenas Market in Clark County,...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Jill Stein Is The Only Presidential Candidate Embracing the Term Latinx This Election

*I’m not a fan of the whole Latinx thing because I get mired in pronouns: is it hx, shx, thxm, hxr, and what about our? Xxr? Anyway . . . VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read) On September...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Tuesday’s numbers

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The Latino daily subscribers get a daily dose of Latino numbers – about the economy, education, health, census, immigration –  in their inbox as part of their daily Latino morning brief. Here’s a...

Friday, September 9th, 2016

U.S. Latino Population Growth and Dispersion Has Slowed Since the Onset of the Great Recession

*Lower Latino migration and birthrates mean Latinos are no longer the fastest growing group in the U.S. VL By  Renee Stepler and Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew Research Center The nation’s Latino population has long been characterized by...

Friday, June 24th, 2016

the Latino daily – Your Friday morning brief

José Landaverde, an Anglican Catholic priest and community activist, has begun a protest walk that will take him from his from his Guadalupe Church parish in Chicago’s Little Village to the Cleveland, Ohio, site of the Republican...

Monday, January 25th, 2016

For Many Latinos, Race Is More Culture Than Color

*This is an old issue, but this article focuses, in part, on the political consequences of the answer. Political representation (voting districts) is divided by racial identification with the idea of equal representation in mind. But Latinos...

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

New Census data shows Latinos driving shift in U.S. population demographic

*This is a lot like watching food cook. We know what’s happening, it’s been happening since before the 2000 Census discovered Latinos. The growth is statistically undeniable and the yearly Census updates tell a recurring story –...

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

A gorgeous visualization of 200 years of immigration to the US

*Two things I like very much here: data visualization and context. This is a very cool, interactive way to see how immigrants have come to the U.S., from all over the world. I provides good context for...

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Damien Cave: On The Way North

*I grew up where I-35 begins, at its southernmost point.  I always imagined a trip like the one Damien Cave took, straight up to Duluth, MN. I was curious about the people along the way, how they...

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