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Looking Back at an Aviation Disaster that Tore Through Dominican Immigrant Families

11/12/11 marks the tenth anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 from New York to Santo Domingo. Families who lost loved ones received monetary settlements. But fighting over the money caused years of additional grief for many.

Immigrant Leaders on Long Island Relieved at Guilty Verdict in Lucero Case

There had been concern that a predominantly white jury might free 19-year old Jeffrey Conroy in the hate crime that took the life of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero.

Mexicans To Be Majority of Latino New Yorkers By 2024, Study Predicts

By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor

A taco truck in East Harlem, El Barrio.

A taco truck in East Harlem, a traditionally Puerto Rican section which has become more Mexican in recent decades. (Photo: D. Graglia)

Despite the U.S. Latino population’s diversity and widespread presence, certain Hispanic groups have traditionally been associated with specific U.S cities – Mexicans in L.A. and Chicago, Cubans in Miami, Puerto Ricans in New York.

But New York’s Hispanic face is rapidly changing. By 2024, a new study says, New York’s largest Hispanic group will be Mexicans, with Dominicans in second place. The predicted shift is due to both the migration of Puerto Ricans to other states and other parts of the metro area, and the ongoing influx of people from other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, “The Latino Population of New York City, 2007” was authored by Laura Limonic, research associate at the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. [You can download it in pdf by clicking here.]

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