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See -- from a Global Perspective. Tour the Latino World in the USA.

Take a tour of the Latino population in the USA and familiarize yourself with its largest and fastest growing minority.

USA's Latino Communities and Global Competency
Dr. Marcela Chaván Matviuk is a specialist in intercultural communication, a fellow colleague at Regent University, and frequent lecturer and guest professor. As CTL built this Living Latino website, we asked Dr. Chaván-Matviuk to write the rationale, as she saw it, of why this year's roundtable focuses on the US Latino population. Click to read Dr. Chaván-Matviuk's US Latino Communities and Global Competency.

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Hispanics are having a growing influence in the United States. At present, they are the largest as well as the fastest growing minority in the country. The following CNN video clip is from 2007. Four years later the trend keeps up.

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Pew Hispanic Center: U.S. Hispanic Population -- Click to visit the interactive map, then select one of the three tabs on top of the map: Population, Share, or Growth. Move the slider on the right side of the map page to change the year and see the difference in the Hispanic population from 1980 through 2008.

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Census 2010 results to show U.S. Latino growth -- "While specific data about the U.S. Latino population was not released in the first wave of Census data on Tuesday, another recent study by the Census Bureau using different methods to estimate shows a growth of nearly 29 percent from 2000 to 2009." -- Read full article at: International Business Times/US.

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Report: Hispanics Played Key Role in Census 2010 Growth
When the Census Bureau announced the first population totals from the 2010 Census for the nation (308.7 million) and for states on Dec. 21, the numbers did not include ethnic or race breakdowns. Those will be released later this year. A new report from the Pew Hispanic Center, using other Census Bureau data, concludes that Latinos played a key role in growth of the nation's population and growth in states that gained congressional seats because of reapportionment, which is based on census numbers." -- Read full article at: Pew Research Center: Social & Demographic Trends, January 7, 2011.

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100 Most Influential Hispanics List -- For the past several years, HispanicBusiness.com has been creating a list of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States. The list includes influential Latinos in all segments of society. You will find trail blazers and headline makers on these lists. For their 2010 list, they categorized the 100 most influential Latinos into: Academic | Arts and Entertainment | Corporate | Government | Click on these links and see the faces and names of some of the Latino men and women making their mark in US society. HispanicBusiness.com tells us, with regards to the 2007 list that, "The Hispanic Business 100 Most Influential Hispanics's list always presents a stellar assembly, but perhaps in 2007, with two astronauts, a NASA engineer, the writer behind the newest Star Trek theatrical film, and the NASA Vision Award-winning writer for two Star Trek TV series, it's more star-struck than usual." Here are links to present and past lists:

  •   2010 The Hispanic Business 100 Most Influential Hispanics
  •   2008 The Hispanic Business 100 Most Influential Hispanics
  •   2007 The Hispanic Business 100 Most Influential Hispanics
  •   2005 The Hispanic Business 100 Most Influential Hispanics

HispanicBusiness.com introduces their 2008 list by stating that, "As we present this year's 100 Most Influential, we are again reminded of the heights Hispanics have scaled as political and business leaders, beacons of education, world-class athletes, creative entertainers, administrators, and entrepreneurs. It hasn't always been easy, but these are the leaders who, through the force of their personality and their actions, have shown us that it can be done."

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CNN's Soledad O'Brien reports: Latino in America -- By 2050, the U.S. Latino population is expected to nearly triple. CNN Presents: Latino in America, reported by Soledad O'Brien, explored how Latinos are reshaping our communities and culture and forcing a nation of immigrants to rediscover what it means to be an American. -- (CNN)

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Latina Style: National Magazine for the Contemporary Hispanic Woman -- "2011 marks their Latina Style magazine covers17th year of publication. During this time, LATINA Style Magazine has become the most influential publication reaching the contemporary Hispanic woman. LATINA Style broke new ground in 1994 by launching the first national magazine dedicated to the needs and concerns of the contemporary Latina professional workingwoman and the Latina business owner in the United States. With a national circulation of 150,000 and a readership of nearly 600,000, LATINA Style is unique in its ability to reach both the seasoned professional and the young Latina entering the workforce for the first time." -- (Read More)

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Universities Are Challenged as Demographics Shift -- "What is increasingly evident now that wasn't evident 10 or 20 years ago is the extent to which this is a national phenomenon," said Steve Murdock, a sociology professor at Rice University and previously the state demographer of Texas and head of the United States Census Bureau. "This is not a Texas issue. It's not a California issue. It's a national issue." -- (Read More)

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