February 9, 2013
Dr. Carolyn Chen, right, a physician at Clinica Family Health Services in Denver, examines 6-month-old Isaac Cabanas-Saucedo as his mother, Sandra Saucedo, holds him Jan. 11.
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In Colorado, blacks and Hispanics face markedly higher infant mortality rates than whites
Lucero Barrios is Latina and a new mother. These are circumstances that place her squarely in a group of people affected by a shocking reality in Colorado: A Hispanic baby born in this state is 63 percent more likely than a white baby to die in the first year of life.