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Latino Perspectives On The Anniversary Of 9/11

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The year 2011 is an unforgettable year in regards to the 9/11 attacks. The death of Osama Bin Laden in the beginning of May, the announcement of President Obama to withdraw troop from Afghanistan for the third trimester of 2012, the advancement of the reconstruction of the World Trade Center, and particularly because it marks the 10th anniversary of the attempts in New York and Washington that changed the course of history.

Latinos (the name used by many Latin American and Caribbean people to identify themselves in the US) in the United States have honoured the victims, as there were so many of them affected as well. The radio station WNYC started a series of interviews on the “9/11 generation” which includes Latino families, and Univisión is airing a week [es] of transmissions dedicated to the 10th anniversary. And while the media remembers victims and historical days, what can be found on the Latino blogosphere are posts on the famous conspiration theories. For example, bloggers Julio Plaza, Josué Belda and Pedro Gimeno explain in a series of articles for the 11-S [es] blog the possible causes that led to the fall of the towers.

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