Latin American Cultural Guide

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Annual Events

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Spanish-Language Resources

News and Entertainment
La Jornada Latina – Cincinnati/Dayton/N.Ky News
WOXY 97.7 La Mega Spanish Radio

Social Services
Greater Latino Resource List

Quick Facts:

The Hispanic population in the Tristate area grew by 124% between 2000 and 2010.

A larger proportion of Hispanics in the Cincinnati area possess graduate degrees than the general population (12% to 9%). (2010)

A 2007 presentation by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce found that the Cincinnati area had nearly 1,500 Hispanic-owned firms, which collectively generated $440 million in revenue, and employed more than 2,800 workers.

We also have country-specific information! Click through the tabs to find links to country profiles, quick facts, and more!


Guatemala Country Profile

Quick Facts
The Cincinnati region is unique in that Guatemalans are the 2nd largest Hispanic immigrant group, after the Mexican immigrant community.


Mexico Country Profile

Mazunte (Madisonville)
Cactus Pear (Clifton)
El Pueblo (Blue Ash)
La Mexicana (Newport)
Taco Loco (Springdale)
Tacqeria Mercado (Downtown & Fairfield Locatons)
Taqueria Cruz (Covington)
El Valle Verde (Vine St.)

Grocery Stores
La Canasta

Cincinnati Baila!- Mexican Folklore Dance

Quick Facts
Former President of Mexico Vincente Fox has familial roots in Cincinnati. His paternal grandfather, Joseph Louis Fuchs, was born to German Catholics in the Cincinnati area.


Peru Country Profile

Peruvian Restaurants
Sabor Peruano

Danza Contiga Peru – Cincinnati Peruvian Cultural Association & Dance Company

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Commonwealth Profile

Quick Facts
The Cincinnati Reds have had three Puerto Rican players over the years, including Nino Escalera, Rafael Santo Domingo, and Héctor Mercado.

Former President William Howard Taft, a Cincinnatian who went on to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the 1920s, delivered a major legal decision in 1922 that helped keep Puerto Rico separate. Taft said the congressional act that conferred citizenship on the islanders did not contemplate that they would be incorporated into the Union. He ruled the U.S. possession had never been designated for statehood. Taft gave the island a unique status that has been described as a commonwealth, or as it is said in Spanish, “Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico.”

More recently, Ohio House Democrats were a primary source of support in 2012 for a Congressional bill which would have urged the U.S. Congress to confer statehood status on Puerto Rico. This measure was also backed by local Ohio State Representative Alicia Reece.

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