Erica Cardenas

Greater Good

Greater Good

As a young child, Annette Alvarez was taught to have a deep love and commitment to not only herself, but to others. That passion burns as strong as ever today, and Alvarez is continuing to fulfill her destiny for which she says her parents laid the foundation. Currently a partner with Generation Seven Strategic Partners […]

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Relationships evolve in love, life

Relationships evolve in love, life

By Jim Diaz Introducing a new series on the modern Latina “Mija, don’t forget where you came from!” “Mama, you just don’t get it! Things are different than where you grew up.” “Why can’t those immigrants just be more like us?” “Acculturate! Assimilate! How can I fit in?” These are  some of the rallying cries […]

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Texan of the Year is an immigrant

Texan of the Year is an immigrant

In a nod to the debate over immigration — especially in border states such as Arizona — the Dallas Morning News has named “The Illegal Immigrant” its 2007 Texan of the Year. In its supporting column, the newspaper’s opinion editors wrote:  “Maybe these ambitious, hard-working immigrants, whatever their documentation, will write the next great chapter […]

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Networks consider changing channel on pitching shows

Networks consider changing channel on pitching shows

As the television writers strike went into a new year, many U.S. viewers were left wondering what they were going to do with their evenings. For Spanish-language TV fans, one solution came in four words: Amas de Casa Desesperadas. This is the new Latin American interpretation of Desperate Housewives, the ABC hit show. But will […]

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Retail businesses vie for Hispanic dollar

The buying power of Arizona’s Hispanic population is very evident as retailers targeting this segment are bolstering their presence in the state. In particular, some stores are offering their own in-house financing to help draw in their primarily Latino customers. FAMSA, a Monterrey, Mexico-based company that already has expanded into California, Texas and Nevada, opened […]

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Latinas at risk for breast cancer

Hispanic women have a higher incidence of aggressive forms of breast cancer compared with non-Hispanic white women, according to a study by the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson. Researchers discovered 42 percent of Hispanic women with breast cancer lack a hormone receptor, or protein, that allows medication to target and destroy cancer cells. Among non-Hispanic […]

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Language battle of the networks

Even “Ugly Betty” (the one who doesn’t speak Spanish) couldn’t save the major English-language television networks in the United States during the November Sweep. Instead, Univisión Television Network reported its best November Sweep ever as it saw a 14 percent growth in viewers ages 18 to 49 and a 12 percent increase among adults 18 […]

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Entrepreneur’s legacy lives on in Nogales

Entrepreneur’s legacy lives on in Nogales

For some of Mexico’s poorest children, the decision by Jose Canchola’s family to sell his three McDonald’s restaurants meant Christmas was to be a less merry one. Instead, a new holiday tradition was born. Dec. 1 was the date that the sale of the three fast-food locations in Nogales, Ariz., became official. Canchola had been […]

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Presidential politics show Latino hits, misses

Presidential politics show Latino hits, misses

The January eNewsletter of the National Institute for Latino Policy has some spicy political tidbits to chew on. Editor Angelo Falcon reminds us that the first Tuesday in February is Super Tuesday, when most states hold their primaries (Arizona’s is Feb. 5), and this day will break out Latino issues in the presidential election and […]

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Arte por la causa

Arte por la causa

Cesar Chavez, who fought for farm-worker’s rights, had some help with his campaign from the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF).  This Sacramento-based Hispanic art collective printed posters in the early 1970s to showcase ceremonies, educational programs, dances, and even strikes organized by Chavez. The exhibit, Art With a Cause, presents the saga of Cesar Chavez […]

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