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The Number of Latino Construction Business Owners Rises in Every Age Group

Victor Landa January 2, 2018

The number of business owners in the construction industry (firms involved in the construction of buildings, heavy/civil engineering construction, or specialty trade contractors) declined 8% from 2.3 million in 2007 […]

We sang in Spanish, fell in love with ‘Coco’ — Latino culture trumped hate in 2017

Victor Landa December 13, 2017

U.S Hispanic Chamber Leader Who Has Had Turbulent Relationship With Trump May Be Ousted

Victor Landa November 22, 2017

Post-hurricane rebuilding will be done by undocumented workers — and they need protection

Victor Landa October 13, 2017

In Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, mammoth hurricanes have left behind a colossal amount of work. The cleanup and reconstruction efforts are going to take years. That […]

She Was a Realtor. And a Gang Leader.

Victor Landa September 26, 2017

When Irene Rodriguez died last year at 72 of complications from Parkinson’s, Calvary Mortuary in East Los Angeles filled with mourners. A video screen showed photos of her beaming at […]

Immigrants fear harassment in Trump’s America so much it’s started to damage the economy

Victor Landa August 25, 2017

  Major US retailers are seeing a decline in revenues in predominantly Hispanic areas in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, a concerning trend as the holiday season approaches. Many Hispanics […]

La Uva, Mexican-American winemaking: Lucha, Oportunidad y Familia

Victor Landa August 4, 2017

By Eduardo Díaz, Director – Smithsonian Latino Center (3 minute read)    The advent of World War II (WWII) created a serious labor shortage in the United States. With so many men […]