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Latino Cultural Heritage and Business Related Resources

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.

Latin America Business & Economic Resources

Directories of Resources for Latin American Studies

Topic Specific Latin America Resources

Miscellaneous Hispanic Internet Resources


Azteca Web Page
Information for Mexicans, Chicanos, and/or Mexican-Americans, from Los Angeles, CA.

Chicano/Latino Net
Resource center from the University of California on Chicano and Latino issues, including online library, virtual museum, research center, community calendar, and employment information

Hispanic Reading Room 
Library of Congress research center for the Caribbean, Latin America, and Iberia, and for the people throughout the world historically influenced by Luso-Hispanic heritage, including Latinos in the U.S.

Hispanic Genealogy 
Non-profit organization identifying family histories, lineage, and ancestral data. Conducts workshops to help people find their Hispanic, Puerto Rican, or Caribbean roots.

Latin World
Directory of Internet resources on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Latino USA 
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 Latin America. Our target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region.

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 US, Spain, the Caribbean, and Latin America. LALIFF is spearheaded by co-founders Marlene L. Dermer, Executive Director and Programmer, and Edward James Olmos, the acclaimed actor, director, and community activist.

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 Americas.

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