The Latino Wave: How Hispanics Are Transforming Politics in America

The Latino Wave: How Hispanics Are Transforming Politics in America

by Jorge Ramos
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The Latino Wave: How Hispanics Are Transforming Politics in America by Jorge Ramos

With a population of 40 million and growing, the United States witnessed Latinos becoming the largest minority in America in 2003—creating a voting bloc with the potential to determine the outcome of elections throughout the nation.


In The Latino Wave, award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos argues that the political party that can correctly understand the wants and needs of Hispanics will triumph at the polls. Ramos deftly clarifies these points, among many others, and explains why it's necessary to bridge the gap of misunderstanding that exists between Latinos and non-Latinos.

With insight from the nation's Latino political luminaries and interviews with Hispanics living across the United States, Ramos reveals who these New Americans really are—and what it means for the country.

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ISBN-13: 9780061748226
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 584 KB

About the Author

Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmy Awards and the Maria Moors Cabot Award for excellence in journalism. He has been the anchorman for Univision News for the last twenty-one years and has appeared on NBC's Today, CNN's Talk Back Live, ABC's Nightline, CBS's Early Show, and Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor, among others. He is the bestselling author of No Borders: A Journalist's Search for Home and Dying to Cross. He lives in Florida.

Jorge Ramos ha sido el conductor de Noticiero Univision desde 1986. Ha ganado siete premios Emmy y el premio Maria Moors Cabot por excelencia en perio dismo otorgado por la Universidad de Columbia. Además ha sido invitado a varios de los más importantes programas de televisión como Nightline de ABC, Today Show de NBC, Larry King Live de CNN, The O'Reilly Factor de FOX News y Charlie Rose de PBS, entre otros. Es el autor bestseller de Atravesando Fronteras, La Ola Latina, La Otra Cara de América, Lo Que Vi y Morir en el Intento. Actualmente vive en Miami.

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The author has the demographic numbers that a wave on Latinos will greatly affect the future of the USA. It is a wake up message for many and confirmation of population changes forthcoming due to birth or immigration [illegal and legal] by Latinos. Texas is already a majority minority state by Latinos and LA has a larger Latino population than most Central/South American cities. In 2125 there will be more Latinos than whites. In 1970 Latinos were 5% of population, in 2002 they represented 13.5 %. Latinos, says the author, are different and distinct and will shatter the melting pot of America. Latinos maintain close ties with their country of origin through phone/email, etc. and the proximity of their home country. The author explains how Latinos had a key role in helping Pres. Bush win his 2000 campaign. At the end of the book the author lists a number of things that will have to change or be changed by the wave of Latinos. The question is will it have a tsunami effect on America or be a high tide of a new demographic coming into current society.