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1990s to 2010 (Hispanic America) by Steven Otfinoski

By Steven Otfinoski

The Hispanic the US sequence takes readers on a trip to a spot that was referred to as the hot global.

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In Southern California, and in other areas with large Hispanic populations, local residents are divided over how bilingual they want their communities to be. They debate whether school materials, street signs, and voter ballots should be written in both English and Spanish. Some Americans believe that all Hispanics should be required to learn and speak English. But the future of English is not as threatened as some would make it. A 2007 Pew Hispanic Center survey turned up some surprising results.

In 2008, Telemundo, the nation’s second-largest producer of Spanish content in the world, opened a new 16,000square-foot production studio complex. The city is also home to the largest Spanish-speaking television network, Univision network. THE NUYORICANS New York City is the most highly populated city in the nation, and Puerto Ricans have been its largest Hispanic minority for decades. During the “Great Migration” (1946–1964), about two-fifths of the population of Puerto Rico immigrated to New York and other eastern coast cities searching to find a better life.

Never have we Latinos felt as insecure and persecuted as we do now,” Biaggi says. “I’m Puerto Rican . . ” Equally committed are Hollywood actors such as Cuban American Andy Garcia and Mexican American Salma 1990 S TO 52 2010 Hayek. Both have used their star power to finance and produce documentaries and fiction films that deal with Hispanic history and issues. In one instance, the American public has embraced a Hispanic program without even knowing it. Most people do not know that the popular ABC series Ugly Betty is based on a Colombian telenovela about a Latina struggling to succeed in the fashion industry of New York City.

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