The City of Los Angeles is home to the world's largest Hispanic population outside of Mexico and Central America. According to Hispanic Marketing, California's population is projected to reach almost 60 million people by 2050, adding over 25 million since the 2000 decennial census, according to long-range population projections released by the California Department of Finance.
From less than 34 million Californians counted in that census, the new data series shows that the state will pass the 40 million mark in 2012, and exceed 50 million by 2032. The new projections reveal that Hispanics are now expected to constitute the majority of Californians by 2042. By the middle of the century, the projections show that Hispanics will be 52 percent of the state's population, with Whites comprising 26 percent. Asians are expected to be 13 percent; Blacks, 5 percent; and multi-race persons, 2 percent.
A directory of links to nearly 100 associations, organizations, and institutes in the field of Latin American Studies in the United States and around the world.
Links to over 25 Latin American Studies journals, many of which include the full text of current and archived issues. Some sites include details on how to submit manuscripts for publication, as well as subscription information.
Links to a dozen of the major libraries and collections of Latin American materials in the U.S. From most of these sites, users can access the online catalog.
Links to a select group of the major data bases and primary research resources consulted by Latin Americans.
Azteca Web Page
Information for Mexicans, Chicanos, and/or Mexican-Americans, from
Resource center from the
Hispanic Reading Room
Library of Congress research center for the
Non-profit organization identifying family histories, lineage, and ancestral data. Conducts workshops to help people find their Hispanic, Puerto Rican, or
Directory of Internet resources on
Radio journal of Latino news and culture, in English, which is distributed by National Public Radio.
Latin American Network Information Center
LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on
Library Research on Chicano/Latino Studies
Stanford University's collection on Chicano/Latino Studies, including bibliographies, encyclopedias, scholarly journals, and statistical information.
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) is dedicated to presenting the best Latino films made in the
Making Face, Making Soul
Chicana Feminist homepage, with news, discussions, interviews, literature, and academic resources.
National Hispanic Business Women Association
The National Hispanic Business Women Association (NHBWA) is a non-profit organization in Orange County, California established in 1997. NHBWA's purpose is to empower and encourage women and business owners to develop and increase their business through educational seminars and speakers, by offering mutual support, the sharing of information, business referrals and networking.
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Non-profit organization focuses on improving the health and well-being of Hispanics. Includes information on programs and health resources.
Smithsonian Institution Center for Latino Initiatives
Include features promoting the history and culture of Latinos in the
Tomás Rivera Policy Institute
Latino think tank that is a free-standing, non-profit, policy research organization.
U.S. Public Library Websites with Information in Spanish
Directory of links to public libraries that maintain Spanish language webpages and resources covering Latino and Hispanic culture