Episode 6: Peril and Promise - Takes viewers through the past 30 years, with a second wave of Cubans arriving in Miami during the Mariel exodus and with hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans fleeing civil wars, death squads and unrest to go north into a new land — transforming the United States along the way.
Takes viewers through the past 30 years of immigration and transformation
Details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity
Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic
Latino Americans serve their country during WWII but still face discrimination at home.
Documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of immigrants
Explores the period from 1565-1880.
About Latino Americans
LATINO AMERICANS is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.
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