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A group of people in the United States with ties to Latin America

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The term Latino is a noun and adjective often used in English, Spanish and Portuguese to refer to people in the United States with cultural ties to Latin America, in particular to those countries which are Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking.


Sanders' Nevada Win Leaves Biden Campaign Hopeful [Video]

Sanders' Nevada Win Leaves Biden Campaign Hopeful

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders strengthened his front-runner position for the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday. Reuters reports the self-described democratic socialist left the state with..

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Latinos Give Bernie Sanders Initial Support In Nevada [Video]

Latinos Give Bernie Sanders Initial Support In Nevada

Polling agency Edison Research reported Sen. Bernie Sanders received a boost in the Nevada Democratic caucus. The research said the initial support comes from Latinos, union families and white..

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Can Sanders Win Latinos? [Video]

Can Sanders Win Latinos?

Bernie Sanders has made enormous efforts to win Latino voters. Nevada presents the first test of Sanders ability to turn out Latinos. Latinos could account for 20 percent of caucus-goers. Winning..

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2020 Dems make their pitches to Hispanic voters [Video]

2020 Dems make their pitches to Hispanic voters

Democratic presidential contenders Pete Buttigieg, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Bernie Sanders made their case to Hispanic voters in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday on how they would support the Hispanic..

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Black and Latino Voters Are Looking for ‘More Than Just Some Token Words’

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Inside the Push to Turn Out Latino Voters in Nevada

Campaigns and organizations are trying to build a robust Latino voter base in Nevada. Will it work?
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Pete Buttigieg Hoped to Win Over Voters of Color. It Still Hasn’t Happened.

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Iowa, N.H. lack diversity, but Latinos raise voice

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