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In the news this morning: Deported by mistake, the Latino health paradox, the Sanchez-Tran debate and more

| The Associated Press: Lawsuit: Mentally ill US citizen wrongly deported A mentally disabled U.S. citizen who spoke no Spanish was deported to Mexico after immigration agents manipulated him into signing documents, a lawsuit alleges.

287(g) basics: How the federal-local immigration partnership works

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Last night, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to extend the county’s participation in a partnership between Sheriff’s Department officials and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement known as 287(g), which allows deputies to screen people who land in county jail for immigration status.

CDC report: Latinas live longer

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The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its first-ever report on Hispanic life expectancy, and the long-life winners are Latinas, whose life expectancy tops the list at 83.

In the news this morning: Fox in Spanish, Whitman in Mandarin, County supervisors continue immigration program, more

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Harold Meyerson - Latino voters may make the difference for California Democrats on Election Day - The Washington Post In 2008, Latinos were 21 percent of California voters -- a six-point increase over their share in the 2006 midterms.

OC in color: The ethnicity map

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Last month I posted a color-coded map of the Los Angeles area based on race and ethnicity, the work of artist Eric Fischer, who has created a series of similar maps of U.S. cities based on 2000 Census data.

Quote of the moment: On the ascent of the Chilean miners

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"May God help all of them to get out. The Atacama desert is unforgiving. Some 60 years ago, God saved my own life when my truck rolled over in the proximity of that mine. I barely got to Copiapo, drenched in black gasoil, but uninjured.

American snapshots: The cultural club

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Yesterday I posted a single photo from a weekend verbena - a big party, essentially - at the Sociedad José Martí, a Cuban cultural club in Hawthorne founded by then-new immigrants more than 40 years ago.

In the news this morning: Oaxacan mezcal, immigration in key elections, SB 1070 challenge to move forward

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Mexican hard liquor on the rise in Los Angeles | 89.3 KPCC Oaxacan mezcal, a close cousin of tequila made from the same agave plant, is gaining popularity.