The spread of poverty hits an all time high for Hispanic children, according to a recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center.
Elderly Latinos in Southwestern states would have the most to lose from potential cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits.
Researchers are seeing the trend across the Southwest, including Arizona, California and New Mexico.
Obesity and diabetes rates are worsening throughout the Southwest, especially in ethnic communities and low income neighborhoods. Experts say making fresh food more widely available is key to reversing the trend. In San Diego, one market is a trailblazer.
The movement of people over age 65 from one state to another has declined by 26 percent since 2006.
Prominent Catholics want to build pro-life leaders amongst the country’s growing Latino population, who are considered the future of the Catholic Church.
As the Southwestern region grapples with the results of the 2010 Census count, California is trying a new approach to political redistricting.
The census takes a separate count for Native Americans. The 2010 report, released earlier this year, shows a steady growth of this population across the southwest over the past 10 years.
Living in rural America in the company of mostly seniors can present some pretty unique challenges.
The 2010 Census confirms just how dismal the housing market is in much of the Southwestern United States. In Southern California, the numbers show people flocked inland. That sparked building fever. But many of these dream homes have become a nightmare, like in the City of Brawley in Imperial County, located 150 miles east of San Diego.