Digital divide narrows for Latinos living in the United States
According to a report by the Pew Research Center, the digital divide in internet usage between Latin American community and Anglo-Saxon population living in the United States is now at its narrowest point. According to the report, more than 8 in 10 Latino adults living in the US have already access to the Internet, including foreign born Spanish dominant and Latino communities in the US.
Since 2009, the Pew Research Center report shows, the share of Latino adults who report using the internet increased 20 percentage points, up from 64% then to 84% in 2015. Over the same period, internet use among Anglo-Saxons also grew, but at a slower rate. Therefore, the gap in internet use between both groups declined from 16 percentage points in 2009 to 5 percentage points in 2015.
Pew Research points out that the great advances in the use of the Internet made by immigrants of Hispanic origin and Hispanics whose dominant language is Spanish have been the main drivers in closing
Carlos Slim Foundation makes available to the Latino community in the United States various educational and social platforms that promote their productive development, supporting them in its search for better opportunities that allow them to achieve a better quality of life.
One of these platforms is accesolatino.org, which focuses in three fundamental areas: education, training for employment and legal processes. In addition, Carlos Slim Foundation has recently launched Aprende.org which provides all people with educational tools and training through any mobile device.
Through these programs, the Latino community will be able to develop and strengthen their work and academic skills to consolidate their personal and collective growth.