Hispanic Heritage Month National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. NPR celebrates these communities — with stories, podcasts and El Tiny, a takeover of NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts.
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Thousands of pro-choice activists, including feminist groups from the U.S. and Chile, demonstrate in favor of decriminalizing abortion, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Feb. 19, 2020. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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Yolanda López died on Sept. 3 of complications liver cancer. Her first museum solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego was delayed by a year due, in part, to the pandemic. Alexa "LexMex" Treviño/Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego hide caption

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In the third part of our series exploring crossover in pop music, we reexamine the so-called "Latin explosion" of the '90s: what it was supposed to be for audiences across the U.S., and what it actually came to represent. Blake Cale for NPR hide caption

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Musician/activist Natalia Serna (aka La Muna) is featured in one of the stories from the border this week. Noelle Haro-Gomez./palaabra/NAHJ hide caption

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Humanity Has No Border on La Frontera

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Growing numbers of Latinos identifying as "Some other race" for the U.S. census have boosted the category to become the country's second-largest racial group after "White." Researchers are concerned the catchall grouping obscures many Latinx people's identities and does not produce the data needed to address racial inequities. Ada daSilva/Getty Images hide caption

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1 In 7 People Are 'Some Other Race' On The U.S. Census. That's A Big Data Problem

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Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera, the first married couple to win MacArthur grants at the same time John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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Latino Filmmakers Are The First Married Couple To Win MacArthur Grants In Same Year

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Isabel Allende's (right) newest memoir is The Soul of a Woman, and Sandra Cisneros' (left) latest book is a bilingual tale of ex-pat Latinas in Paris, Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo. Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images / NPR Illustration hide caption

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It's Lit! Latina Novelists On Living With (And Writing In) Two Languages

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Silvana Estrada, pictured at the 2020 Spotify Awards in Mexico City, is among the artists featured in NPR's "El Tiny" concert series for Hispanic Heritage Month. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Spotify hide caption

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Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, seen in February, U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has made the inclusion of Latinos in media a principal issue. A government report says the absence of Latinos in the media could impact how their fellow Americans view them. AP hide caption

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Different types of potatoes seed are seen displayed in "Parque de la Papa" or Potato Park, in Pisac, Peru. One hundred and fifty type of tubers from the Sacred Valley highlands are native to Peru. Martin Mejia/AP hide caption

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As the nation begins its annual celebration of Latino history, culture and other achievements, it's not too late to ask why we lump together roughly 62 million people with complex identities under a single umbrella. Peter Pencil/Getty Images hide caption

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The chile en nogada — a stuffed poblano pepper covered in a walnut sauce — has become a classic Mexican dish. The version plated here comes from Ricardo Muñoz Zurita's Azul Condesa restaurant in Mexico City. Omar Torres/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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For 200 Years, Chiles En Nogada Has Been An Iconic, And Patriotic, Mexican Meal

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This year's Broadway-adapted movie In the Heights, starring actor Anthony Ramos — pictured alongside actress Jasmine Cephas Jones — is a rare exception to Hollywood's pattern of excluding Latino narratives. John Locher/AP hide caption

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People hold Cuban, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan flags during a protest showing support for Cubans demonstrating against their government in Miami on July 18. The US. Latino population has grown significantly in the last decade. Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Citlaly Olvera Salazar dances with an image of her grandfather, Antonio Salazar, and father, Cesar Olvera, in their absence during her Quinceañera. Maridelis Morales Rosado for NPR hide caption

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COVID-19 Delayed Quinceañera Celebrations. And Now, 17 Is The New 15

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Singer and actor Leslie Grace stars as Nina Rosario (center), the beloved and brilliant neighborhood sweetheart in the film adaptation of the musical In the Heights. Macall Polay/Warner Brothers hide caption

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