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To those who love to party, we salute you

To those who love to party, we salute you

By Anita Mabante Leach Welcome to Latino Perspectives Magazine’s first comprehensive look at where our cultural community plays. If you’ve ever Googled the words “Latino” and “Phoenix” and “nightlife,” you will discover a sad, sad gap in the Internet’s World Wide Web coverage: there appears to be no Latino nightlife in Phoenix. To which we […]




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Journey to personal discovery

Journey to personal discovery

By Anita Mabante Leach Got your summer travel plans in place? My family always seems to leave things up in the air. Maybe spontaneity is what makes taking time off more relaxing. The places we’ve chosen to showcase in our annual travel issue represent the five types of relaxation many people seek: sports recreation, spa […]




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Leveling the playing field

Leveling the playing field

By Executive Editor Jim Diaz Arizona’s population increase and economic growth over the past few decades has been widely chronicled and there is little doubt that the rising Latino population has fueled and supported much of that expansion. It is also generally accepted that economic growth, largely driven by real estate and tourism, has led to […]




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Most wanted: Casas to call our own

Most wanted: Casas to call our own

By Anita Mabante Leach You’ve perused those large, interior design books that are meant to be seen on the coffee table, the ones that explore the details of southwestern and Mexican styles. The rooms and landscapes are usually to die for. For those of us who struggle just to pick miniblinds and bookshelves, these books […]




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A month of new beginnings

A month of new beginnings

By James Diaz Aaahh! The New Year! Time for fresh starts, new resolutions and change. At the top of most lists: get healthy, get fit. This month we take a look at how Latinos get in shape and stay in shape, some of whom are tapping into Latino artistic cultural roots to keep the excitement […]




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