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A Mexican-American butcher's son from Texas, Willie Velasquez questioned the lack of Latino representation in his city's government, propelling him into a lifelong battle to gain political equality for Latinos.
Luca and his family live in Rio de Janeiro. Luca and Guido love soccer, Brazil's national sport. The family must conserve space in their apartment in crowded Rio. Louisa lives with her brother, grandmother, mother and father on their family farm in the rolling countryside inland from Rio, where her father grows vegetables and raises cattle.
Ten-year-old Estibaliz is growing up in Cabuya, which is very close to a national nature reserve and has a thriving ecotourism business. José, a ten-year-old boy, lives in Escazu near the capital of San Jose with his parents and three-year-old brother.
Mariaelena is seven years old and lives on a farm in the mountains of Guatemala with her parents, her brother and sister and her grandmother. Nine-year-old Jorge lives in the city of San Marcos, Guatemala with his twin brother and his 8-year-old nephew as well as his parents.
Juan Diego is nine years old and lives in Panama City with his parents and grandparents. Raisa, a nine-year-old girl, lives in a village on the Pacific Ocean in Panama, in a house built by the couple her parents do housework for.
Nine-year-old Jose and his family are closely watching weather reports on an approaching hurricane. We visit his mother, who supervises hurricane preparations for kidney dialysis patients at a hospital. Eight-year-old Laura lives on a farm in the mountains of Puerto Rico. Laura's mother does sustainable agriculture, growing bananas and tropical flowers.
From Immigration in U.S. History.
Although new roles and traditions are emerging within Latino families, many Latinos continue to find satisfaction in following traditional practices, viewing the family as a source of stability, protection, and support throughout persons’ lifetimes.
The Amazon amasses one-fifth of Earth’s freshwater as it flows east from the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean. Boiling streams, crystal clear lagoons, pink river dolphins, and a strange new reef are some of its many secret and extreme worlds.