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Latino or Hispanic? What's the difference?

More than 400 million people in the world speak Spanish and 10% of them live in the United States, according to the Cervantes Institute. But when do you classify a person as Hispanic or Latino?

BBC journalist Angélica Casas explains the difference and why it matters.

Filmed by Chloe Kim

This video is part of ¿Hablas español?, a BBC road trip around the US to show the power of the Spanish language and Latinos in the age of Trump. You can follow the trip in Spanish at BBCMundo