Can Latinos Save America?

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Claire Bolderson looks at the potential of Americas fastest growing minority.

America is a country built on immigrants' dreams of a better life. Equally, the country has used successive waves of immigration to build an economic powerhouse. Critics say that powerhouse is now in decline. But there is a source of immigration that could re-energise America - if America lets it.

Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic population in the country. One in four children and teenagers are Hispanic and in many states the Latino population has doubled in the last decade.

This two-part series examines Latino power and how it will be harnessed to meet the challenges America faces in the 21st Century.

The series, presented by Claire Bolderson, will analyse the biggest change in the make-up of the US population for a century, exploring the cultural, social, political and economic challenges and the potential of a community that has long been marginalised.

Dealing with some of the biggest Latino issues of the past decades, Bolderson charts how immigration attitudes, historical injustice and political impasse show signs of transformation in an America needing to rediscover itself.

(Image: Demonstrators on an immigrants' rights march. Credit: Getty Images)

"Claire Bolderson looks at the potential of Americas fastest growing minority.

(Image: Demonstrators on an immigrants' rights march. Credit: Getty Images)"

America is a country built on immigrants' dreams of a better life. Equally, the country has used successive waves of immigration to build an economic powerhouse. Critics say that powerhouse is now in decline. But there is a source of immigration that could re-energize America - if America lets it.

The series, presented by Claire Bolderson, will analyse the biggest change in the makeup of the US population for a century, exploring the cultural, social, political and economic challenges and the potential of a community that has long been marginalised.

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic population in the country. One in four children and teenagers are Hispanic and in many states the Latino population has doubled in the last decade.
This two-part series examines Latino power and how it will be harnessed to meet the challenges America faces in the 21st Century.

(Image: Demonstrators on an immigrants' rights march. Credit: Getty Images)

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02The Documentary20120918"What role will Latinos play in the forthcoming US elections?

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

America is a country built on immigrants' dreams of a better life.

Equally, the country has used successive waves of immigration to build an economic powerhouse.

Critics say that powerhouse is now in decline.

But there is a source of immigration that could re-energise America - if America lets it.

And now that Latinos are part of the fabric of the nation, what role will they play in the forthcoming US elections?

Claire Bolderson visits Miami and looks at the future of America's fastest growing minority.

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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"Claire Bolderson looks at the potential of Americas fastest growing minority, and asks if Latinos hold the key to a reborn USA.

Claire Bolderson looks at the potential of Americas fastest growing minority, and asks...

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