Puerto Ricans in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28951/all en California Latinos to overtake whites within year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/california-latinos-overtake-whites-within-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Latinos will outnumber non-Hispanic whites in California by early next year for the first time since it became a US state, according to official forecasts released Thursday. </p> <p>The number of Latinos will equal the white population by mid-2013, when each group is expected to be about 39 percent of the western state's population, the Department of Finance predictions showed.</p> <p>"Early in 2014, the Hispanic population will become the plurality in California for the first time since California became a state," it added. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/california-latinos-overtake-whites-within-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> California California Entertainment Puerto Ricans in the United States West Coast of the United States AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:15:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742526 at http://www.globalpost.com Poll: More than half of Puerto Ricans worse off than a year ago http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131104/poll-more-half-puerto-ricans-worse-year-ago <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>San Juan, Nov 4 (EFE).- Fifty-seven percent of Puerto Ricans say their financial situation has deteriorated over the last 12 months and a third are seriously contemplating leaving the island, according to a survey published Monday in the El Nuevo Dia newspaper.</p> <p>The poll was taken by The Research Office using a sample of 1,000 adults between Oct. 26-29, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.</p> <p>Respondents were also pessimistic about Puerto Rico overall, with 53 percent describing the situation as "very bad"" and 40 percent saying it is "bad."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/131104/poll-more-half-puerto-ricans-worse-year-ago" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Puerto Rican people Puerto Ricans in the United States Puerto Rico Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:37:30 +0000 Agencia EFE 5979876 at http://www.globalpost.com