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9:34 am
Mon April 1, 2013

McCrory Closes Latin Affairs Office

After more than a decade in operation, the state’s office for Latino Affairs has been closed by Governor Pat McCrory, upsetting advocates in the community.

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Election 2012
11:23 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Romney Faces Tough Task In Getting Minority Votes

Republicans make up 5.5 percent of all minority voters in the state with 104,445 voters. The total number of minority voters is 1,895,314. Libertarians make up the smallest percentage of all minority voters (3,646).
Credit North Carolina State Board of Elections

The slightest change in support can tip the North Carolina vote in favor of President Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

An Elon University poll released this week shows they are in a statistical dead heat heading into the final week of campaigning. They are appealing to an electorate that’s undergone significant change. U.S. Census figures show minorities accounted for 35 percent of North Carolina’s population growth in the last decade.

So we looked at the influence of the minority vote and the challenges Romney has in capturing it.

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9:04 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

The Latino Vote In North Carolina

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In a recent posting at NBC Latino, Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto noted that she during her time in the North Carolina, she came to find a growing and vibrant Hispanic/Latino community.

And in a recent opinion piece, she believes that “the importance of Latinos is just as big in the smaller state of North Carolina” as it is in traditional Latino swing states such as Nevada or Florida.

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Hispanics' Impact on NC Economy
12:00 pm
Wed January 4, 2006

Hispanics' Impact on NC Economy

(1/4/06) A study released Tuesday shows Hispanics in North Carolina have a nine-billion-dollar-plus impact on the state's economy. The study was commissioned last year by the North Carolina Bankers Association. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Simone Orendain spoke with study author and UNC-Chapel Hill management professor John Kasarda.

Latin American Coalition Celebrates 15 Years of
12:00 pm
Tue November 22, 2005

Latin American Coalition Celebrates 15 Years of Service in Charlotte

(11/22/05) Charlotte's Latin American Coalition is having a big birthday The city's oldest Hispanic service agency is 15 years old. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin caught up with Executive Director Angeles Ortega-Moore, and asked her to describe how Charlotte's Latino population has evolved.