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La Otra Cara de America / The Other Face of America SPA: Historias de los immigrantes latinoamericanos que estan cambiando a Estados Unidos

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Este libro muestra una cara de los Estados Unidos que muchos no conocen o que temen conocer. Estados Unidos es mucho más que la Casa Blanca, Disneylandia y la NASA. Estados Unidos tiene a millones de personas viviendo en las sombras, con el temor constante a ser descubiertos y deportados. Sin embargo, estos inmigrantes ayudan enormemente a que funcione la sociedad norteame ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 5th 2006 by Rayo (first published 2000)
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Ricardo Rubio
I always thought Jorge Ramos was a cool, intelligent man and after reading this book I have a higher respect for him. I admire his drive to help those without a voice. Even though he has "made it" in this country he chooses to help others that are treading the path he himself faced when coming to this country.

This really is "the other face", the stories he shares are both unique and very common throughout the Latino community. Whenever you see Latinos on TV usually it's concerning immigration,
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James
If you are only looking for first hand accounts and a light read, you might love this. I found it to avoid any serious examination of economic, social, and political reasons for the situation, but I suppose I was expecting something else from The Other Face. In addition to stories from immigrants, which were great, I had hoped there would be some data, solid substance...some factual weight. Instead he is repetitive is repetitive is repetitive. While he makes good points (although obvious, at lea ...more
Rae
From the beginning, Ramos and I disagreed in a fundamental way...he makes no distinction between legal and illegal immigration. To him, if you are against one then you must be against the other. I found this book to be a biased, sugar-coated diatribe in favor of the inevitable Latinization of America.

By telling the individual (and, granted, very sad) stories of immigrants, Ramos hopes to play upon the reader's heartstrings and sway opinion. He acknowledges none of the negative aspects of illega
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Justin Anderson
This book gave me a better understanding of many aspects of the current state of immigration into the United States. I specifically liked how Ramos mixes personal stories and statistics. I also, appreciated the attention that he gave to each of the individual Latino groups. I would agree that this book does not address the possible negative effects of illegal immigration. Nevertheless, it provides an excess of facts and perspectives which I have hardly once heard from Americans who oppose immigr ...more
Abi Olvera
I've been trying to figure out where I stand on immigration, so decided to check this book out. It definitely helped me understand better the plight of the typical undocumented immigrant who risks his or her life to come to the United States and be paid a measly wage with little protection. Offers some good solutions. It does seem, however, incredibly one sided and I did not agree with the "espanglish" section. It was also an annoyance to read since one section was written in "espanglish" but it ...more
Pat
Wow--a real eye opener for a "gringa." The subtitle explains the topic: Stories of Latin American immigrants who are changing the United States. An easy read in Spanish for the intermediate/advanced reader. This is an important book for citizens who care about the issues surrounding immigration. I highly recommend it, whether in English or Spanish. Both versions are available on Amazon.
Kathleen Wells
Really enjoyed this book. It gives a different perspective on the role of immigrants, specifically Hispanic immigrants, in the daily life of our country. Even illegal immigrants are making a huge contribution. I especially enjoyed his comments on "Spanglish" and his musings about the country and the president in 2059!
Caz Margenau
Jorge Ramos might look like Anderson Cooper, but he is the most popular and respected Spanish language news man. Far more than just a swing vote for democrats, latinos in this country are changing the future of the nation.
Linda
This is a decent easy-read intro to Latino immigrant politics. It is a VERY easy read in Spanish since the writing is repetitive.
Ileana
Learn a lot about those who dare to change and contribute to the life of their adopted country. It was great reading.
Sandra
This is a great view on Hispanics in the united states and as an author I love Jorge he has written all great books
Monica
he's just awesome! this so a sociological view at how latinos are changing the rules in "America"
Katie
Eh, it's alright. It's a good starter book for those interested in immigrant issues.
Christina
I really enjoy Jorge's writing style and what he write is amazing.
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