|Hispanic and Latino (Latina is the feminine) are used interchangeably
for people of Latin American descent living in the U.S. When
appropriate, use a more specific term, such as Mexican American, Cuban
American, Puerto Rican.
Chicano (Chicana) is used for a U.S. citizen or inhabitant of Mexican descent, a Mexican American, but is rarely used today.
These terms have different meanings and varying degrees of acceptance
among those of Spanish heritage; use only for individuals who prefer them.
Caution should be exercised to ensure
that the usage fits the context.