The Latino Wave

How Hispanics Are Transforming Politics in America

By Jorge del Rayo Ramos
Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060572020, 320pp.

Publication Date: April 2005

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With a population of 40 million and growing, the United States witnessed Latinos becoming the largest minority in America in 2003 -- creating a voting bloc with the potential to determine the outcome of elections throughout the nation.

In The Latino Wave, award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos argues that the political party that can correctly understand the wants and needs of Hispanics will triumph at the polls. Ramos deftly clarifies these points, among many others, and explains why it's necessary to bridge the gap of misunderstanding that exists between Latinos and non-Latinos.

With insight from the nation's Latino political luminaries and interviews with Hispanics living across the United States, Ramos reveals who these New Americans really are -- and what it means for the country.

About the Author
Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmy Awards and the Maria Moors Cabot Award for excellence in journalism. He has been the anchorman for Univision News for the last twenty-one years and has appeared on NBC's "Today", CNN's "Talk Back Live", ABC's "Nightline", CBS's "Early Show", and Fox News's "The O'Reilly Factor", among others. He is the bestselling author of "No Borders: A Journalist's Search for Home" and "Dying to Cross". He lives in Florida. Jorge Ramos ha sido el conductor de "Noticiero Univision" desde 1986. Ha ganado siete premios Emmy y el premio Maria Moors Cabot por excelencia en perio dismo otorgado por la Universidad de Columbia. AdemAs ha sido invitado a varios de los mAs importantes programas de televisiOn como "Nightline" de ABC, "Today Show" de NBC, "Larry King Live" de CNN, "The O'Reilly Factor" de FOX News y "Charlie Rose" de PBS, entre otros. Es el autor bestseller de "Atravesando Fronteras", "La Ola Latina", "La Otra Cara de AmErica", "Lo Que Vi y Morir en el Intento". Actualmente vive en Miami.
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