Podcasts – those nifty audio episodes on everything from true-crime deep dives to advice on how to make the perfect guacamole – have taken the world by storm. But what should you be listening to for the lowdown on all things Latino?
Today, we represent nearly a fifth of the total US population. We are also the second-largest ethnic group in the country. But the data also shows that Latinos are dispersed rather unevenly across the country – and that our numbers are growing at vastly different rates depending on the state.
When it comes to chemicals, coffee is one of the most heavily treated food crops in the world. According to recent estimates, more than five million tons of pesticides are applied to crops globally. But what is being done about it?
From the crack of dawn to late at night, Hondurans heading to and from work are greeted by a now familiar sight: street stalls selling baleadas – a popular meal packed with a favorite Honduran ingredient: beans. In this case, frijoles refritos.
Today, there are more than 400 Pollo Campero stores worldwide, with franchises in North America, Africa, and Europe. That makes Pollo Campero the world’s largest Latin American chicken chain. And it's growing.
While Latinos may share a language, continent, easy smile and love for good hip-shaking music, putting us in the same box dilutes a rich mestizo culture made up of many unique intricacies, says Denisse Coquet.
The introduction of Mexican cuisine to the US came about in waves: first, in the 1800s when American soldiers stationed in Texas discovered the spicy flavors. Then in the 1900s when the Mexican Revolution drove immigrants across the border.
It's not every day that you find a coffee cooperative owned and run by women. Finca Santa María, a coffee cooperative in Aratoca, Colombia, is run by Mildred Muñoz. And it's impact reaches far beyond that of great quality coffee.