The Dirt

The Debris Ep. 7: "Nueva Orleans"


According to a study by the Data Center, the Hispanic population of the New Orleans metro area has nearly doubled since the year 2000. Many people immigrated from Mexico and Central America, or migrated from other parts of the U.S. to work in cleanup and construction after Katrina. The Latino population of greater New Orleans continues to grow and reshape the culture of the city.

We talk to New Orleans native Lucas Diaz about the history of Latinos in New Orleans and how the community has changed since 2005. 

Producer Laine Kaplan Levenson explores the Honduran food scene in New Orleans. This piece was originally produced for the Southern Foodways Alliance. Listen to the full story here

Plus, we stop by the regular Sunday night concert at the Honduran restaurant Telamar, and we pay a visit to the weekday morning show on Radio Tropical Caliente.

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