Tuesday, October 17, 2006

US population reaches 300 million

One day when Cuba becomes a free democratic society and Cubans start to move back to the island, will they have to start counting again?
In Queens, the nation’s most diverse county, Emanuel Plata weighed in at 6 pounds 15 ounces at Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he was all but indistinguishable from the 4,400 other infants born there each year except for a tiny white cap, provided by hospital officials, that proclaimed in blue letters, “America’s 300 millionth baby.”

His mother, Gricelda Plata, 22, was draped in an oversized T-shirt that announced, “I delivered America’s 300 millionth baby.” She and the boy’s father, Armando Jimenez, 25, a cook who works in Forest Hills, are immigrants from Puebla, Mexico, and live in East New York, Brooklyn.
Read carefully, this is a clear description of the next 100 million.

2 comments:

Alberto P.R. said...

I don't have to look at N.Y. to see the changes taking place in the population. Right here in Fresno and Tulare counties I've seen the changes during the past three decades.
I don't know how long you've lived in California but it's not the same as when I came in '63.

Orlando said...

My friend, I have been here for almost 20 years and I see the change. And every day I see more changes.