José Ortiz Flores, owner of El Nevado Mexican Grocery, noted that the Latino community has been growing rapidly. | SPOTLIGHT DELAWARE PHOTO BY JOSE IGNACIO CASTANEDA PEREZ

Middletown is booming – and so are its Latinos

Jose Castaneda PerezHeadlines, Culture

A televised soccer match droned on in the background as the smell of fresh mangoes hung heavy in the air. Colorful piñatas and a medley of soccer jerseys swayed above the cramped aisles of La Costena Market on a recent afternoon. Fresh fruit, leather shoes and ceramic piggy banks lined the walls of the small market tucked into a Middletown …