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Once again, Mexican government leaves its people with nothing

Once again, Mexican government leaves its people with nothing

If Mexicans in the Bracero Program thought they were going to harvest justice from a recent court settlement with the Mexican government, they were bamboozled. Seems the Mexican government tricked the Mexicans it sent to the United States from 1942 through 1964 to work on farms by witholding 10 percent of their earnings and depositing […]

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Hike in tuition, an increase in university retention

Imagine that, right here in our own backyard…a university tuition raise. The Arizona Board of Regents voted a hike in tuition for all three universities in the state for the year 2009-2010. That’s nada, says Fred Boice, a Tucsonan and president of the Arizona Board of Regents. “During the seven years I have served on […]

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Simón says: The 2010 Census is an inconvenient truth

Now that it’s cooled off, we like to hang around the park in our central Phoenix Garfield neighborhood and toss out topics to jaw about while soaking up the sun and enjoying the breezes. Rising prices. Oh, yeah. D-Backs and Sun Devils, both big chokes this year. Go figure. Gusano mentioned that he’d heard the […]

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¡Ay Chihuahua!

¡Ay Chihuahua!

Finally, a Hollywood movie that subdues the irresistible urge to scold, “Bad Mexico. Bad, bad, Mexico.” Take the new Disney comedy, Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Please. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) The film features an ultra-pampered pooch from Beverly Hills with Drew Barrymore’s voice. Chloe (that’s its name – swear) accidentally gets lost in the streets of Mexico […]

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What’s this stuff in my Halloween bag?

What’s this stuff in my Halloween bag?

The “brownification” of American culture takes a sweet turn this Halloween. At the same time, Day of the Dead arte goes virtual. The Willy Wonka candy company is introducing sugar skulls and pan de muertos to mix the Halloween tradition with the Latin American observance of Día de Los Muertos. The new line of candy […]

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Amigos to make Encanto enchanting again

<em>Amigos</em> to make Encanto enchanting again

Okay, we confess we stirred it all up in our April edition. Λατινο Περσπεχτιϖεσ was the first publication to, er, sniff out the “decay” of public restrooms at Encanto Park in Phoenix. In our April edition, we pointed out that they were the “Worst. Bathrooms. Ever.” Well, that prompted a rebuttal letter in our June […]

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Re: Pico de gallo and salsa: Weapons of mass destruction

Re: Pico de gallo and salsa: Weapons of mass destruction

Are we at Latino Perspectives just paranoid or are the Powers That Be trying to blame another catastrophe on Latinos? Or a least what Latinos love to eat. Back in June the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – those federal food-safety watchdogs – issued statements saying tomatoes that were the culprits in a massive […]

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Reader’s comments

1. Shame on you! Joe Arpaio is incorrectly representing facts in this article and I am surprised and disappointed with Latino Perspectives for publishing this article without looking at accurate statistics first. I live in Maricopa County and have seen and spoken with first-hand countless Latinos and brown-skinned people who have been stopped while driving […]

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Encanto Park restrooms

Editor, I am the person you are looking for. I am the someone your article suggests – just suggests – as the someone who might not think that it is vital to provide Latinos at Encanto Park with the same sanitary restrooms provided at parks in wealthier, whiter neighborhoods. I believe that Encanto Park could […]

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1. Parsing the Spanglish

1. Parsing the Spanglish

Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, a scholar in residence at Western New Mexico University, disagrees with a Latina who wrote in Newsweek (Dec. 17) that Spanglish is bad: “As a native speaker of Spanish and a professor of English for more than five decades, I speak Spanglish–and that’s not a sign of bad English and […]