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HISPANIC LIFE

Hispanic or Latino: What is correct?

The terms "Hispanic" and "Latino" are often used interchangeably, but should they be? Although there are some general guidelines for the terminology, in many cases it's up to personal preference.

According to U.S. Census results, the Hispanic/Latino population in the United States increased by 58 percent, from 22.4 million in 1990 to 35 million in 2000, and only continues to grow. More than 900,000 Spanish-speaking people live in Canada as well. Now more than ever it may be responsible for the public to determine the right terms to define this growing demographic.
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Latinos in Canada

The United States has more than 50 million Spanish-speaking residents, the fifth highest such total in the world. By 2050, that figure is expected to triple, likely making Latinos one of the most influential groups in the country.

By comparison, Canada does not have nearly as many individuals who are of Spanish or Latin American descent. As of 2006, the most recent year for which figures were available, Canada has an estimated 500,000 to 900,000 Latinos living in its borders, or roughly 0.97 percent of the population.
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Catholic church revived by Hispanic population

In terms of membership, the Catholic Church has long been among the leading religions of the world. According to statistics from Kenneth Jones' Index of Leading Catholic Indicators, there were 58,000 Catholic priests in 1965 in the United States. The number of priests in the U.S dropped to 45,000 in 2002. Predictions for 2020 indicate there will be about 31,000 priests -- and only 15,000 will be under the age of 70. Right now there are more priests aged 80 to 84 than there are aged 30 to 34. Across the board there are fewer Brothers, Sisters and even Religious Orders according to the Index.
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Look to Latin cooking to improve health

There has been much interest in Mediterranean cuisine and its possible medical benefits. However, individuals who prefer the spice and flair of Latin dishes may also be better for it with respect to their health.
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Important moments in Hispanic history

Hispanic history dates back centuries and boasts numerous important and memorable moments. Though much of that history has little to do with the United States, a great many important events in Hispanic history took place within U.S. borders.
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