El Nuevo Baltimore

Illustration by Michelle Santos

Baltimore is home to an estimated 50,000 Latinos from throughout Latin America. The numbers alone represent a huge increase in the past 10 years, but what’s most telling are the neighborhoods, schools, and church pews that are now filled with predominantly Latino faces. Overall, Charm City has been welcoming to its newest wave of residents, many of whom are immigrants, and some harbor hope that they will help revitalize a city where the job base and the population have been in sharp decline for nearly half a century. This article in the December 2011 issue of Baltimore’s Urbanite Magazine tells the story. http://bit.ly/tZboCf