barrio barrio  /ˈbɑ ri oʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city (especially in the United States)
  2. (n) an urban area in a Spanish-speaking country

Usage(s):

  1. I had a barrio there; I had paisanos there; there were murals and and taquerias, rancheras and piatas.
  2. When Father Virgilio Elizondo was growing up in the west-side barrio of San Antonio, Texas, the son of Mexican immigrants, he found the church to be a refuge.
  3. Looting and burning spread over a 20-block area along the boulevard, a main thoroughfare in the barrio where many of Los Angeles' 1,000,000 Mexican Americans live.

News

  1. A Disco Ball Piñata and the KKK as Emerging Latino Art

    Fidel Castro, the KKK, and a disco ball piñata. Those are some of the themes in the minds of 37 emerging Latino and Latin American artists who are part of El Museo del Barrio 's biennial opening on Wednesday. A few of the pieces have some political connotation. Ignacio Lang, who is from Puerto Rico and lives in the East Village, is presenting a black Ku Klux Klan robe that he asked immigrants ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WNYC New York Public Radio

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    TUCSON - Attempts to revitalize Barrio Hollywood on Tucson's west side have recently included an proposal to build a Grand Canyon University satellite campus on the site of the El Rio Golf Course.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KVOA Tucson

  3. Joaquin Murrieta Park facelift part of revitalizing Barrio Hollywood

    TUCSON - Attempts to revitalize Barrio Hollywood on Tucson's west side have recently included an proposal to build a Grand Canyon University satellite campus on the site of the El Rio Golf Course.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KVOA Tucson

Quotes

  1. "Being raised in the barrio, every day is a fight," Gabaldon said. "You're fighting to survive in the barrio and I think that might have had something to do with my personality, my makeup. I knew I was doing something that had never been done...
    on May 3, 2008 By: Guy Gabaldon Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I don't eat tamales in the barrio, I don't eat fried chicken in the ghetto, I don't eat bagels with the Jews for breakfast," said Friedman, who is Jewish. "That to me is true racism."
    on Sep 13, 2006 By: Kinky Friedman Source: UT The Daily Texan

  3. "Every barrio has a dump," said Rick Beck, a Christian missionary who visits the Tegucigalpa city dump each week to deliver food and prayer. "It's a way of living. The problem has to be attacked spiritually, physically and emotionally."
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Beck Source: Kansas City Star

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