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Oldest U.S. Latino Rights Group To Meet In Mass.

The country's oldest U.S. Latino civil rights group is holding a national conference this weekend in Boston, focusing on women's issues.

The League of United Latin American Citizens begins its meeting Friday at downtown's Hyatt Regency. The gathering is expected to attract Spanish-language media, business leaders and elected officials.

LULAC president Rosa Rosales said the group chose Boston because New England has experienced new immigration from Latin America in recent years.

Observers say the group's move also highlights the political maturing of New England Latinos, who are becoming more active in local politics.

Founded in 1929 by Mexican-Americans in Texas, LULAC has recently opened chapters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

This program aired on April 2, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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