Hispanic Americans

Woman with elaborate face painting (© AP Images)

Americans adopt Day of the Dead traditions

A Mexican holiday honoring the dead has become increasingly popular in the United States, with revelers blending pre-Columbian and Roman Catholic customs.
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Meet Alex Acosta, U.S. secretary of labor

Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta, a lawyer skilled in labor and civil-rights issues, rose from modest roots to the top of his field. Here's his story.
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Two hurricanes hit home for an American astronaut

Astronaut Joe Acaba, the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, offered support to those affected by the hurricane that struck Puerto Rico.
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In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is a day of festivals

Americans celebrate Mexican-American culture on Cinco de Mayo. In this photo gallery, take a spin through these colorful festivals around the U.S.
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5 brilliant women you should know

During Women’s History Month, we celebrate five brilliant women who made their marks in science, technology, engineering and math.
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Hip-hop: Reshaping youth culture worldwide

Hip-hop music, pioneered by African-American and Hispanic youth in New York in the 1970s, has since spread across the U.S. and around the world.
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What’s in a surname? A clue to U.S. diversity.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest data, surnames from around the world are becoming more prevalent in the list of popular surnames in the U.S.
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Hola, art lovers! A gallery acquires Latino American portraits.

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired over 100 portraits of Latinos to better represent the contributions of Latinos to American history and culture.
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Diaspora voices: People of the Americas to share their stories

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a webchat October 13 to highlight contributions of the Latin American and Caribbean diaspora to the U.S.