Ruben Hernandez

Arts and the Latino lifestyle

On the morning of June 18, administrators from most of the Valley’s major art organizations gathered at the Glendale Civic Center to learn about an important milestone  in state arts and culture industry. What these representatives from the Phoenix Theater, Mesa Arts Center and other mainstream art venues heard is the answer to a question […]

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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 […]

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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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Cool spots for hot times

Cool spots for hot times

By Coty Dolores Miranda Latinos love Arizona. That’s why so many of us settled here generations ago, or recently transplanted ourselves from bustling cities like Los Angeles or Chicago. But just because we are Latinos doesn’t mean we love Arizona’s summer heat. I don’t do well with hot. When summer sets the air on fire […]

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Bushmasters: Two generations of Arizona fighters on the front lines

Bushmasters: Two generations of Arizona fighters on the front lines

By Angela Rabago-Mussi In his office at the Arizona Army National Guard headquarters in Phoenix, Col. Alberto C. Gonzalez pulls a worn document from his desk drawer. The old papers show the history of his late grandfather’s service from 1920 to 1923 as a member of the Arizona National Guard unit known as the Bushmasters. […]

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Mexican-American female head judge – first for County

Mexican-American female head judge – first for County

Judge Maria Lilia Felix was recently elected Pima County’s first female Mexican-American presiding judge. The election came after Presiding Judge James P. Angiulo had to retire due to illness in March. Felix, who is running for re-election as justice of the peace this fall, said the court faces many challenges, such as growing caseloads due […]

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New Executive Board; Senior VP of PR named to Hispanic Chamber

The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently announced the appointment of its executive board. They are: Robert Espiritu, American Express, chairman of the board; Alex Juarez, Qwest Communications, immediate past chairman; Isauro Gonzalez, US Bank, vice chairman; Lorrinda Gray-Davis, Perini Building Company, secretary; and Manny Wong, Asian Community Service, treasurer. The AZHCC also recently hired […]

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Children’s TV series names new host

Broadcast journalist Elizabeth Sanchez recently joined the cast of the award-winning PBS childcare information series A Place of Our Own as the host of 50 new episodes beginning in May. Prior to Sanchez’s new position, she served as anchor and reporter at the ABC affiliate in San Diego and as a TV journalist in Phoenix. […]

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NAHREP names board of director

Dan A. Robledo, Vice President – Arizona Operations Manager of LandAmerica Title Co. has been inducted to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). NAHREP is a non-profit trade association headquartered in Washington, D.C., with 15,000 members in more than 60 affiliate chapters in 48 states. Its mission […]

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Communications Manager to LIUNA

Dawn Page recently joined the Laborers’ International Union of North America as their organizing communications manager. Page will oversee all media efforts out of Phoenix, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. LIUNA is the fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees.

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