Latinos

Want to build the second century of American conservation? Look to César Chávez.
Want to build the second century of American conservation? Look to César Chávez.
On the eve of the National Parks centennial, Chávez’s son praises a monument to his father.
In the shadow of Silicon Valley, a new crop of tech-savvy farmers
In the shadow of Silicon Valley, a new crop of tech-savvy farmers
Jacob Martinez, founder of Digital NEST, is teaching young Latinos the tech skills they’ll need in a new era of agriculture.
The growing influence of Hispanic voters in the West
The growing influence of Hispanic voters in the West
Latinos make up 21 percent of the region’s electorate, and election-day turn-out is on the rise.
How 2013’s Front Range floods changed the face of the region
How 2013’s Front Range floods changed the face of the region
Two years after floodwaters swept through, many immigrant families are still struggling to rebuild.
Can the pope bridge the climate divide?
Can the pope bridge the climate divide?
Catholics in the West are responding to his call. Will Congress?
Utah's Supreme Court delivers a victory for immigrant rights
Utah's Supreme Court delivers a victory for immigrant rights
Tens of thousands are deported each year for accepting plea deals. Now they will have a new way to fight back.
California state parks' blueprint for a more diverse future
California state parks' blueprint for a more diverse future
Plans to overhaul park system, appeal to communities of color.
Writing the unthinkable
Writing the unthinkable
Review of Daniel Olivas’s “Things We Do Not Talk About.”
The geoglyph guardian
The geoglyph guardian
Alfredo Figueroa fights to protect ancient land art in southern California.
Building a bridge to love: A review of Randy Lopez Goes Home
Building a bridge to love: A review of Randy Lopez Goes Home
Rudolfo Anaya's new novel brings a Chicano man back to his remote New Mexican village.
A more colorful future awaits Nebraska
A more colorful future awaits Nebraska
As the Latino population of Nebraska grows, some locals worry, while others rejoice in the state's increasing diversity.
Give me your huddled masses...
...but send your sick back to Mexico.
The cost of progress
Five extraordinary women tested for seventy-five peculiar toxins.
The whites are back in town
...and the minorities are rockin' the suburbs.
Power Shift 2009
Youth to Congress: "bold climate and clean energy policy," please.
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It’s never too late to go back to school
David Madrid has become a student again, a 30-year-old former dropout now eagerly working for his high school diploma.
Raul Grijalva relishes a good fight
Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva loves fighting for old-fashioned liberal causes like immigration rights, the environment, unions and strong social programs
Contradiction
Once in the U.S., immigrants find themselves in a land of contradictions, facing an uncertain welcome, sometimes even from other Latinos
Perseverance
Illegal border crossers face a dangerous journey filled with heat, dust, flies and thirst, and always the danger of capture and deportation
The Immigrant's Trail
This special issue of High Country News takes an on-the-ground look at the human landscape of illegal immigration in the West
A Place to Stand
In A Place to Stand, New Mexico’s finest poet, Jimmy Santiago Baca, has written a stunning memoir of his turbulent life