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Hispanic Americans are the second fastest-growing ethnic group by percentage growth in the United States after Asian Americans . [22] Hispanic/Latinos overall are the second-largest ethnic group in the United States, after non-Hispanic Whites (a group which, like Hispanics and Latinos, is composed of dozens of sub-groups of differing national origin). [23]

A study published in 2015 in the American Journal of Human Genetics , based on 23andMe data from 8,663 self-described Latinos, estimated that Latinos in the United States carried a mean of 65.1% European ancestry, 18.0% Native American ancestry, and 6.2% African ancestry. The study found that self-described Latinos from the Southwest , especially those along the Mexican border, had the highest mean levels of Native American ancestry, while self-described Latinos from the South, Midwest, and Atlantic Coast had the highest mean levels of African ancestry. [32]

A later definition of Latino is as a condensed form of the term "Latino-Americano", the Spanish word for Latin-American, or someone who comes from Latin America. Under this definition a Mexican American or Puerto Rican , for example, is both a Hispanic and a Latino. A Brazilian American is also a Latino by this definition, which includes those of Portuguese-speaking origin from Latin America. An immigrant from Spain, however, would be classified as European or White by American standards but not Latino by this definition. [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42]

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The University of Texas Press is a member of the Association of University Presses . 
This site was generously funded, in part, by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation .

Hispanic Americans are the second fastest-growing ethnic group by percentage growth in the United States after Asian Americans . [22] Hispanic/Latinos overall are the second-largest ethnic group in the United States, after non-Hispanic Whites (a group which, like Hispanics and Latinos, is composed of dozens of sub-groups of differing national origin). [23]

A study published in 2015 in the American Journal of Human Genetics , based on 23andMe data from 8,663 self-described Latinos, estimated that Latinos in the United States carried a mean of 65.1% European ancestry, 18.0% Native American ancestry, and 6.2% African ancestry. The study found that self-described Latinos from the Southwest , especially those along the Mexican border, had the highest mean levels of Native American ancestry, while self-described Latinos from the South, Midwest, and Atlantic Coast had the highest mean levels of African ancestry. [32]

A later definition of Latino is as a condensed form of the term "Latino-Americano", the Spanish word for Latin-American, or someone who comes from Latin America. Under this definition a Mexican American or Puerto Rican , for example, is both a Hispanic and a Latino. A Brazilian American is also a Latino by this definition, which includes those of Portuguese-speaking origin from Latin America. An immigrant from Spain, however, would be classified as European or White by American standards but not Latino by this definition. [37] [38] [39] [40] [41] [42]

I am an Associate Professor of Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations   at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of the Latin American Centre and a Fellow of St Hugh’s College .

I have been working at the Latin American Centre (SIAS) since February 2011. Currently, I am conducting a three-year project to study accountability for Plan Condor transnational crimes in South America. This project is funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions - Research Fellowship Programme of the European Commission. Between late 2014 and mid-2016, I was based in Buenos Aires to observe the proceedings in the Plan Cóndor trial and conduct research on this secret cross-national coordination set up by six military dictatorships in South America in the 1970s and 1980s.

Despite transitions from authoritarian rule, human rights violations continue in the Americas. My research focuses on building human rights cultures in the region. It focuses on overcoming impunity for past abuses as well as addressing ongoing atrocities with the aim of fulfilling victims’ rights to truth, justice, and remedy. I do this in my work on transitional justice, justice from below, and contentious coexistence.

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