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Episode 4: The New Latinos

Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post-World War II years into the early 1960s as the new arrivals seek economic opportunities.

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  • Local Latinos: Latino Americans of NY&NJ
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    • jerseygirl75

      Earlier this week I watched Latino Americans of NY & NJ. I truly enjoy watching and
      learning about our diverse culture, however, during the show I noticed Colombia
      was misspelled. As a Colombian-American this really bothers me since many
      publications and broadcasting shows misspell Colombia. In this particular
      case it bothered me even more because the show was about Latinos.

    • 1siempre1

      I appreciate PBS’ efforts to highlight the “latino” history and contributions in the USA in their Latinos in the US series. However, the emphasis on Mexico and Mexican American history overshadows other groups that are also part of this diverse and large latino group.

    • Maribelle Vazquez

      I want to thank all of the people who put together the series Latino Americans. I am a New York born Puerto Rican and I am proud of my heritage. I was able to attend the presentation at El Museo del Barrio in New York. I am grateful for the program. Again….I thank you all. It seems that the earliest Latino groups to have contributed to the fabric of America began…..with Mexicans on the west coast (for the most part) and Puerto Ricans on the east coast with Cubans coming in greater numbers after Fidel took over Cuba. However, I hope that there are future plans for featuring more stories about the lesser known, but equally important Latino groups: Ecuadorians, Hondurans, Costa Ricans, Chileans, Dominicans, and all the other groups from Central AND South America. My partner/spouse is New York born of Ecuadorian descent….and we would love to see who were the first Ecuadorians to come to the U.S., to New York and the rest of the continental United States. Thank you.

      • Victor Manuel Carab

        Damn shame that the country that was founded on forein relations and freedom . Has placed many obsticles in regards for legalizing all who desire a new beginning and freedom from oppression. Mexicans are the real Americans as well as the Native Indians. I as a Proud Puerto Rican American can’t wait t see the day when all hispanics arise and stand united as a whole. Like you Maribelle I am very grateful for programs like this. Love Public Broadcasting for their input on The Hispanic culture. GRACIAS.

    • http://www.emblemip.com/ Nadia (Munoz Law P.C.)

      This is amazing!