Hispanic Heritage Month: A Reminder Of Need For Greater Representation

Hugo Balta


Between 2010 and 2020, over half of the increase in the American population was due to the growth of the number of Hispanics-Latinos, but that number has not translated into political representation.

Rodrigo Martinez, Marketing and Experience Officer at CIC Health and Boston City Councilor-at-Large Julia Mejia joined GBH News’ Jim Braude on Greater Boston to discuss as we near the end of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Did you know that if U.S. Hispanic Latinos were all in one country, their GDP would be ranked 7th in the world?

Why do those who originate from Cuba tend to vote differently than those from Mexico? Why does Boston have the third-largest population of Afro-Latinos in the U.S.?

Award-winning veteran journalist Jorge Quiroga explores answers to these questions and more with a panel of special guests on Wednesday, October 27 at 7PM ET.

DON’T MISS: The Latino Factor in Boston and Beyond (Virtual)