Other Face of America Chronicles of the Immigrants Shaping Our Future

ISBN-10: 0060938242
ISBN-13: 9780060938246
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Author(s): Jorge Ramos
Description: Immigrants in America are at the heart of what makes this country the most prosperous and visionary in the world. Writing from his own heartfelt perspective as an immigrant, Jorge Ramos, one of the world's most popular and well-respected  More...
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 4/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Immigrants in America are at the heart of what makes this country the most prosperous and visionary in the world. Writing from his own heartfelt perspective as an immigrant, Jorge Ramos, one of the world's most popular and well-respected Spanish-language television news broadcasters, listens to and explores stories of dozens of immigrants who decided to change their lives and risk everything -- families, jobs, history, and their own culture -- in order to pursue a better, freer, and opportunity-filled future in the United States. In his famously clear voice, Jorge Ramos brings to life the tales of individuals from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, among other countries, and explains why they first immigrated, what their dreams are, how they deal with American racism, and what they believe their future in America will hold for them and their children. From the Vieques controversy to the "Spanglish" phenomenon to the explosion of Latino creativity in the arts, Ramos shows that there is a new face in America -- one whose colors and countries of origin are as diverse as the country it has adopted as home.

Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmy Awards and the Maria Moors Cabot Award for excellence in journalism. He has been the anchorman for Univision News for the last twenty-one years and has appeared on NBC's Today , CNN's Talk Back Live , ABC's Nightline , CBS's Early Show , and Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor , among others. He is the bestselling author of No Borders: A Journalist's Search for Home and Dying to Cross . He lives in Florida.Jorge Ramos ha sido el conductor de Noticiero Univision desde 1986. Ha ganado siete premios Emmy y el premio Maria Moors Cabot por excelencia en perio dismo otorgado por la Universidad de Columbia. Adem�s ha sido invitado a varios de los m�s importantes programas de televisi�n como Nightline de ABC, Today Show de NBC, Larry King Live de CNN, The O'Reilly Factor de FOX News y Charlie Rose de PBS, entre otros. Es el autor bestseller de Atravesando Fronteras , La Ola Latina , La Otra Cara de Am�rica , Lo Que Vi y Morir en el Intento . Actualmente vive en Miami.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
From the South to the North: Stories of Mexican Immigrants
The Border
Amelia and San Guivi
Falsifying the Future
A Day without a Mexican
Aspen for the Undocumented
Matamoros, New York
The Raid
Nannies
The Reconquest of California
The Indispensable
From Chicago with Skepticism
The Betrayal (or How the Votes of 10 Million Mexicans Were Stolen)
Angel, "The Discriminated One"
Heliodoro's Letters
The Mexican Girl Who Wrote to President Clinton
We Come from Everywhere
Elian: His First 150 Days in the United States
Cuba Entrenched in Miami
Lazaro: A Dissident in Exile
Central Americans: From Wars, Laws, and Hurricanes
Vieques and What It Means to Be Puerto Rican
Puerto Dominicans and New Dominicans
The New Colombian Exodus
The Muddy Shoes of Venezuela
Life in the United States
Nostalgia, Aromas, and Tacos
The Call
The Rediscovery of Hispanics
California Is the Future
Loretta and the Voters' Revenge
Accomplices of the Undocumented
The Labyrinth
The Metedolares
What Immigrants Contribute to the United States
Racism
Julian Samora and the Dogs
John Rocker--Face-to-Face with a Racist
How to Kill an Immigrant and Get Away with It
Video Justice
Spanglish
Long Live Spanglish!
The Future of Spanish in the United States
The Spanglish Professor
The American Dream
Why Marta Wants to Leave Mexico
Soccer Children
La Vida Loca
Chef Cristino
The American Dream--Mexican Style (or Maria Amparo's Santitos)
Our Future
Am I an Immigrant, Papa?
Amnesty
July 1, 2059
Epilogue
Where Are They Now?

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