Cinco de Mayo, Slavery and Mexico's Influence in America

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A Place out West

The southwestern and western regions of the U.S. are home to some of the country's most thriving Mexican-American communities. In 2011, 12 million people of Mexican heritage lived in California and 8.6 million in Texas. (Source: 2011 American Community Survey)

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