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Hispanic consumers in the U.S. control a total of $1.5 trillion in buying power, up 212% this decade according to the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia.   There are 62.3 million Hispanics living in the USA, representing 19% of the U.S. population.  U.S. born and foreign-born Hispanics are not exactly the same although the same language is shared.  Like in any other culture that migrates to the United States and has children born in the USA, preferences evolve.According to the UCLA newsroom, Nationwide, Latinos cast 16.6 million votes in 2020, an increase of 30.9% over the 2016 presidential election. By comparison, turnout was 15.9% greater among voters of all races.

 

Hispanic Nobel Prize Laureates

In our busy life, we forget the many contributions Hispanics have made crossing all frontiers.

Nobel laureate in Chemistry

Professor Mario Molina

1995, Mexico

For his work in atmospheric chemistry.

Nobel laureate in Medicine

Dr. Severo Ochoa

1958, Spanish American

discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid. 

Cesar Milstein, 1984, Argentina

Nobel Peace Prize

Rigoberta Menchu, 1992

Guatemalen, Human Rights Activist

Oscar Arias Sanchez, 1987 

Costa Rican, President of Costa Rica

Garcia Robles, 1982

Mexican, Delegate -UN Assembly

Adopho Perez Esquivel, 1980

Argentina, Human Rights & Sculptor

Carlos de Saavadera Lamas, 1936

Argentina, Political Mediato

Juan Manuel Santos, 2016, Colombia

Nobel Laureate in Literature

Octavio Paz, 1990, Mexican

Camilo Jose Cela, 1989, Spain

Vicente Aleixandre, 1977, Spain

Pablo Neruda, 1971 Chilean

Miguel Angel Asturias, 1967, Guatemala

Juan Ramon Jimenez, 1956, Puerto Rican resident

Jacinto Benavente, 1922, Spanish

Mario Vargas Llosa, 2010, Peru/Spain

10 Hispanic Pioneers in Medicine, according to the AAMC

Carlos Juan Finlay, MD (1833-1915), Cuba. Solving the Yellow Fever Mystery

Jose Celso Barbosa, MD (1857-1921) Puerto Rico. Treated soldiers during Spanish American War.  Visionary.  1st Puerto Rican to graduate medical school on the mainland.  Articulated a need for employment based health insurance which was a radical idea at the time. 

Ildaura Murillo-Rohde, Phd RN (1920-2010) Panama. Nursing Pioneer

Helen Rodriguez Trias, MD NY/PR.  Fought sterilization abuse. 

Julio Frenk MD, (1953-) Germany/Mexico.  Worldwide Well-being.

Jane Delgado, PhD. (1953-) Empowering millions

Antonia Novello, MD (1944-) Puerto Rico, Fighting for the vulnerable

Nora Volkow, MD . Mexico. 1956-) Insights into addiction.

Serena Aunon-Chancellor, MD 91976-) 1st Hispanic physician to travel to space.