La Nueva Frontera: A Country of 24 Million

The united states of "Amexica" share more than a border and a common heritage: both sides welcome the benefits of trade but struggle with the pressures of growth

THE BORDER IS EVERYWHERE

Mexicans are the predominant segment of Hispanics in the U.S. ...

Mexican 58% All other Hispanic 42%

...and Hispanics are the largest minority group in the U.S., transforming cities large and small.

Hispanics as a percentage of total population, by county

0% to 1% (951 counties) 1% to 10% (1,081) 11% to 25% (261) 26% to 50% (147) 51% to 75% (27) 76% to 100% (23)

Los Angeles 47%...

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