October 22nd, 2009
11:15 AM ET

Interactive: Voices from the Latino Community

Dana Rosenblatt

Concepcion Saravia, originally from Nicaragua, says she's always been surrounded by a large family.

"I guess it's a Hispanic thing," says Saravia. "You grow up with a lot of people around you and you always have someone there for you."

Robert Garcia thinks Latinos such as himself live a life that straddles multiple worlds.

"I think that you have the world that you live in as an American that you see in everyday life and you have the world that you come home to that's a Spanish-speaking family, eats Peruvian food," he says.

Josefina Lopez describes her "American dream" as "becoming the type of person that transcends class, gender and all the other limitations."

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  1. alex lyrics

    Right on

    I love it,, it is great seing another minority group stand up and take pride in our country.

    And this is our country too

    This country is not just for whites, it is for all of us.

    The land of the free and the home of the brave

    October 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm |
  2. Sara Lopez

    I had a chance to watch Latino in America last night and, although flattered that CNN has presented a tribute to Latinos, the majority of the stories show a very grim, shameful perspective that does not represent the majority of Latino families in America. I hope to see a wider perspective tonight.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:11 pm |