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On this page you can find articles that focus on important issues to the Latino community, both in Missouri and the US at large. We will be updating this section regularly, so be sure to come back often.

Local:

US Labor Secretary Touts Need for Training (UMSL Daily - Oct 2012): During a visit to St. Louis, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, spoke about the importance of job training for the Latino community, and the U.S. workforce at large.

Latinos and Healthcare in Kansas City, Kansas (Medicine and Social Justice blog - Feb 2012): An overview of the history of the Latino community in Kansas City, Kansas, and the current healthcare issues that they face.

Hispanic Business Group in St. Louis has Joyful Growing Pains (StL Today - Feb 2012): An article highlighting the growth of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the positive impact they are working to make in the local Latino community.

National:

Poll: Most Americans Now Back Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants (Fox News Latino - Jan 2013): A recent poll shows that 60 percent of Americans favor allowing undocumented immigrants to become U.S. citizens.

Latino, White Population Trading Places, But Politics Still Behind New Demographic Reality(Huff Post - Jan 2013): By the middes of the year, California's Latino population will reach parity with Whites. This echoes a nationwide trend. Unfortunately, the political landscape has lagged behind.

Obama's Big Hispanic Voter Win in Presidential Election Worries Republicans (Huff Post - Nov 2012): After the re-election of President Obama, one of the areas of discussion has been on the Republican party's failure the bring in Latino voters. 

Community Rallies Behind Pan American Bank's Video to the White House (Reuters - Sept 2012): Focusing on the large number of unbanked Latinos in East Los Angeles, Pan American bank is working to bring attention to this growing problem through advocacy and education.