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photoOn July 1, Los Angeles mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa will take office and become the first Latino to do so in 133 years. He energized the Latino vote to historic levels and successfully built a multiracial coalition. Political heavyweights are taking note.

One of every seven people in the United States is Hispanic, making Latinos the fastest growing minority in America today. They are also becoming a powerful new force — buying homes and starting small businesses, winning office and exercising unprecedented political clout.

Tune in for a conversation about the new Latino power surge across the United States.


Arian Campo-Flores, Miami Bureau Chief, Newsweek

Rodolfo de la Garza, professor of political science and vice president of research at the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute

Barbara Robles, professor of public affairs, University of Texas, Austin and contributor to the forthcoming book "The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide."

This program aired on June 21, 2005.