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After decades as a Democratic organizer and activist, Ramona Martinez is convinced the moment is finally at hand.

"The sleeping giant has finally woken up," says the longtime Colorado and national Democratic activist and former Denver city councilwoman. "They keep saying, 'It is the year of the Latinos.' Well, I think it is this time."

If so, the fastest-growing segment of the American population could have a decisive impact on a remarkably close presidential election, emerging as the potential swing vote in several critical electoral battlegrounds. Read full article »

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