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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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ADVANTAGES OF AN AT-LARGE CITY COUNCIL?

ADVANTAGES OF AN AT-LARGE CITY COUNCIL?

Would Latinos have a better shot at the Phoenix City Council if a movement to add two at-large districts succeeds? After all, a Latino hasn’t been elected to the city council in more than two decades. Ed Dravoe is a backer of an effort to add at-large seats to the current eight district seats. He […]

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LATINO COUNCILMAN ADAM DIAZ LENDS NAME TO CENTER

LATINO COUNCILMAN ADAM DIAZ LENDS NAME TO CENTER

In addition, the dining room at the senior center at 4115 West Thomas Rd., was named in honor of Officer David Uribe. Uribe was shot and killed in 2005 while conducting a traffic stop in west Phoenix. Uribe’s name also was nominated to re-name the center, formerly the Westside Senior Center, and will appear on […]

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PHOENIX WALK OF PRIDE CITES LATINOS

PHOENIX WALK OF PRIDE CITES LATINOS

Latinos have left their footprints in the dust of Phoenix’s history even before legendary lawman Henry Garfias was appointed the town’s first marshal in 1881. A handful of Latinos are among the 20 illustrious Arizonans who will have markers in the Walk of Pride, a memorial walkway planned for downtown Phoenix. The walk is projected […]

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CAMPAIGN TARGETS SLAVERY

CAMPAIGN TARGETS SLAVERY

In September, a new public campaign will encourage the victims of human trafficking to break the chains of their slavery. The ALERT Outreach Program features billboards, ads and posters aimed at labor trafficking victims forced to work by “coyotes,” or smugglers. Media materials will be distributed throughout the Valley through newspapers, kiosks, public areas, clinics, […]

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Hip-hop hopefuls

Hip-hop hopefuls

By Alex Harmon Local artists Skunkone and Sal are stepping up to represent hip-hop culture from the 602 in the American Idol of urban Latino music: the Cuervotón competition. They and other local music talent gained both exposure and a chance for a Def Jam Records deal at a recent semifinals for the second annual event, […]

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Pedro Infante lives on in new DVD collection

Pedro Infante lives on in new DVD collection

It has been 50 years since Mexico mourned the untimely death of Pedro Infante, whose films often can be seen on Spanish-language television. With his trademark good looks and gorgeous voice, Infante was adored by legions of Mexican movie fans. Often cast as a hero, a dedicated father or a loving son, Infante (along with […]

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New music speaks with Brazilian accent

New music speaks with Brazilian accent

Quetzal Guerrero’s new EP Vamos Conversar signals the future of urban Latino sounds, and it comes via L.A. from a Mesa Chicano/Brazilian homegrown talent. Quetzal and his band The Warriors inspire us to believe it’s the born-in-the-USA, polyglot offspring of mixed marriages that will carry the banner of Latino music. Conversar is a four-song set of […]

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And in this corner…Santo!

And in this corner…Santo!

Hokay! Perhaps this is just a ploy to sell luchador Halloween costumes, but we felt compelled to share this news: Those of you who are lucha fans (you know who you are) will be interested to hear about Cartoon Network’s new-but-untitled program featuring Santo, El Enmascarado de Plata (Man in the Silver Mask). Santo’s son, […]

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Arizona songbird

Arizona songbird

By Coty Dolores Miranda Ruth Vichules is first and foremost a musician and multifaceted entertainer, but she is also a great storyteller. Any conversation about her music and her newest CD that features American jazz classics sung in Spanish, inevitably leads to fascinating anecdotes: stories of her childhood spent listening to and then singing American, […]

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