2010-2017 (Hispanic/Latinx)
2010
Alien Registration Documents

Arizona law requires immigrants to carry alien registration documents at all times and allows police to question if they “suspect” anything.

2010
Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio, a second-generation Cuban American, is elected U.S. Senator representing Florida.

2013
Latinos Largest Ethnic Group

Latinos became the largest ethnic group in the state of California.

2013
Latino Population Growth

Hispanics make up about one-sixth of the U.S. population—nearly 51 million people. By the middle of the century, the Latino population is projected to become nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population.

2013
Pope Francis

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis, the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church.

2014
Alfonso Cuarón

Writer/director Alfonso Cuarón becomes the first Latino to win an Oscar for Best Director while his collaborator Emmanuel Lubeski wins for cinematography for their film Gravity – both are from Mexico.

2015
Oscar Muñoz

United Airlines names Oscar Muñoz as its new CEO.

2016
Ted Cruz

American presidential candidate Ted Cruz is the first Latino, of either party, to win a Texas presidential primary.

2017
Geisha Williams

Geisha Williams becomes the first Latina American to lead a fortune 500 company, the PG&E Corporation.

2017
Prudential 2017 Positive Impact Awards

Four Hispanic Americans win Prudential 2017 Positive Impact Awards in the fields of Community Revitalization, S.T.E.M. Star, Professional Empowerment, and Financial Education.