From the Editor

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State’s pioneering women take center stage in March

State’s pioneering women take center stage in March

March is National Women’s History Month. And our great state has had its share of women, many of whom happen to be Latinas, who have helped shape its history. The highlight of this issue is a timeline with the names and historical significance of trailblazing Arizona women including Luisa Espinel Ronstadt, music ambassador of the […]

 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

February brings promise to us all

February brings promise to us all

It’s February and love, change, hope – and baseballs – are in the air.

 Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

January is a new year!

January is a new year!

Here we go again with a brand New Year

 Ruben Hernandez

The gift we give

The gift we give

Winter brings us the end of the political season and the start of the gift-giving holiday season. With the votes tallied, and experts polled, now we can answer the biggest question of the 2008 presidential campaign: Did Latino voters make a difference? National Council of La Raza reports that Latinos turned out in record numbers. […]

 Ruben Hernandez

Feasts of friendship

Feasts of friendship

When most of us living in the United States think of November, we think of the traditional Thanksgiving holiday and dinner. The two are synonymous in the American mind. But despite some evidence that it may have been the Spanish who organized the first Thanksgiving feasts on the soil of what is now called the […]

 Ruben Hernandez

Death and the Journey home

Death and the Journey home

One late October night in 1998, while residing in Naples, Florida, I got the long-distance telephone call most of us dread. “Mom has passed away,” my brother Tom said. My first reaction was numbness. I hadn’t realized my mother Stella was that sick. When we had talked on the phone two weeks before, she mentioned […]

 Ruben Hernandez

Happy, happy birthday, Baby!

Happy, happy birthday, Baby!

On Sept. 5, we plant another milestone in the journey of Latino Perspectives. This magazine you are reading turns four years old on that day. In terms of the granddaddys of magazine industry longevity – Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker – we are still in diapers. In terms of Latino-themed magazine life spans, we are […]

 Ruben Hernandez

The gold of fall

The gold of fall

Most Valley residents spend the months from June to September thinking about what they will be doing in the months from October to May. If you are like me, most of your steamy summer days are spent daydreaming of future days cool and future nights with brisk, chilly breezes. That’s because many of us will […]

 Ruben Hernandez

The warrior spirit

The warrior spirit

Our nation’s historical records document that Latinos have fought in every war since the Revolutionary War, with distinction and with pride. In this edition of Latino Perspectives, writer Angela Rabago-Mussi connects generations of Arizona warriors in her article about the Bushmasters of yesterday and today. The story describes soldiers past and present who are as […]

 Ruben Hernandez

It’s Personal

It’s Personal

It’s time to take Sheriff Joe’s abuse of civil and Constitutional rights personal. And we’re not just talking about the Maricopa sheriff’s controversial immigration sweeps. Or the fact that many of those being stopped, questioned about their citizenship, and jailed are not just undocumented immigrants, but citizen Latinos. You see, it becomes clearer with each […]