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Latest update : 2012-10-30

US presidential candidates wooing the Latino vote

With just days to go before Election Day, US Presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have been targeting the key swing states that could make all the difference. Nevada is only worth 6 electoral college votes and yet it's had 15 visits from the candidates. The reason is the state's Hispanic community. It's grown by a mammoth 30% in the last ten years, and campaign organisers know they can't be ignored, nor the issues that affect them the most: immigration and the economy.

By Valérie DEFERT , Hayde FITZPATRICK

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