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Census Figures Show Jump in Latino Population

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Census Figures Show Jump in Latino Population

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Census Figures Show Jump in Latino Population

Census Figures Show Jump in Latino Population

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The U.S. Census Bureau releases new figures that show Latinos make up 13 percent of the population. But many did not check off a racial origin category on the 2000 census form, making it more difficult to create Latino voting districts or implement federal programs. NPR's Madeleine Brand talks to Ilan Stavans of Amherst University.