Latin culture, Los Angeles
Here's the Joke:
Q: What's the Capitol of Mexico?
A: Los Angeles
Indeed, LA has become a majority-minority city, with the largest minority population being, naturally, Mexican. The social and business impact of Mexican-Americans permeates every level of Los Angeles. However, the politically-disenfranchised Latino population has historically failed to exact any attention or resources for the local government. 2006 has changed the community forever.
Even before Congress took the misstep of "criminalizing" immigrants; a movement had begun. Only a few short years ago, charismatic Mexican-American Antonio Villaragoisa lost the race for Mayor to a VERY white man. His second attempt? A strong win. And, the latino student population of LA has begun organizing and protesting, filling anti-war protests with a militant fervor that is starkly leftist and quite boisterous for this apathetic city.
Then, in March of 2006, the big shock: A mass protest of proposed Draconian immigrant "reform" brings the largest protest in the history of Los Angeles. The Media, Congress, and Californians are taken entirely off-guard by this brazen demonstration of Latin unity & power. Los Angeles and The United States will never again underestimate this community.
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There is a big hispanic community in Los Angeles, composed mostly by mexicans. Some neighbourhoods reflect this by having publicity in spanish, a lot of mexican restaurants and other stores related to Mexico.
There is also a Chinesse neighbourhood and a Japannesse one.
Also spanish is widely spoken and if you speak it and don't speak english you will be able to get by in this city.