Boston: Celebrating Latino Heritage Month

~ The City of Boston has adopted a resolution to recognize the contributions of the Latino community during Latino Heritage Month. This month coincides with the Independence Day celebrations of several Latin American nations, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Other Latin American countries declared their independence in September as well, such as Mexico and Chile from Spain in 1810 and Belize from Great Britain in 1981.

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Boston has seen a 256% increase in its Latino population since 1980, now making up 20% of the city. Latinos are increasingly contributing to Boston's economy as business owners and entrepreneurs. The resolution recognizes their efforts and celebrates their culture. It is part of a larger push that began during the civil rights movement in the 1960s to recognize the contributions of all people.

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