Hispanic Heritage Month: 25 stories – For National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs September 15-October 15, CNN takes a look back on the news, politics, art, culture and entertainment stories that spoke to the Hispanic community during the last year.
A year in Latino news – September 2012: In a hotly contested election, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stepped up efforts to woo Latino voters in a forum broadcast by the Spanish-language Univision network.
"With a father born in Mexico, are you sure you're not Latino?" co-host Jorge Ramos joked, apparently referring to a secretly recorded video that showed the Republican candidate saying "it would be helpful to be Latino.
The candidates answers about immigration and employment did little to sway the influential electorate, and recently, Republicans have examined how to better reach out to Latino voters.
Hispanic Heritage Month: 25 stories that shaped the Latino community – June 2013: TThe debut of "Devious Maids" made history as the first primetime program featuring an all-Latina leading cast: Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem, Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez and Judy Reyes. Creator and executive producer Marc Cherry of "Desperate Housewives'' was joined by fellow "Housewives" alum Eva Longoria.
"We have, as Latina maids, been portrayed on television and movies, but none of them have been humanized," Ramirez said. "None of them are real life stories, choosing to take this role is more interesting to me because I get to tell a story of struggle."
"Devious Maids" was picked up by Lifetime TV for a second season in 2014.