NY Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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“Latino” describes nearly a fifth of the US population — and yet, the term only caught on in the 1980s.

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Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won her bid for a seat in the House of Representatives in New York's 14th Congressional District, at the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics at Harvard University, December 6, 2018.

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