Latino Americans

Let’s learn more about the Latino heritage from an Iowa family.

Mexico to Iowa

Mexico is just south of the United States. Though Mexico is a country which borders the United States, there can still be many challenges in immigrating to the United States.


For what reasons do you think people might immigrate to Iowa?

Grandma Augustina's Enchiladas

Let's join Des Moines resident Dawn Oropeza as she shops for and makes a family favorite recipe, her Grandma Augustina's enchiladas. 


What cultural contributions have Latino Americans made to Iowa? 

Day of the Dead

Check out this introduction to the Latin holiday, Día De Los Muertos. This special day is intended to honor our deceased loved ones.


What do you know about Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) and its traditions?