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 […]

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Re: Pico de gallo and salsa: Weapons of mass destruction

Re: Pico de gallo and salsa: Weapons of mass destruction

Are we at Latino Perspectives just paranoid or are the Powers That Be trying to blame another catastrophe on Latinos? Or a least what Latinos love to eat. Back in June the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – those federal food-safety watchdogs – issued statements saying tomatoes that were the culprits in a massive […]

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History of a Big Queso

Wherever he went, change – and Latinos – followed. That’s the history of service that Art Othon leaves after his retirement from Arizona Public Service. Art had been an agent of change before APS recruited him. As president of the fledgling Chicanos Por La Causa, and a member of the Chicano activist Chavalo Pack that […]

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Obama sightings in Barrio McCain

Obama sightings in Barrio McCain

The 2008 presidential election has the makings of a fascinating face-off: age versus youth; old political blood versus new political blood; old ideas versus new ideas; Bush fatigue versus Hillary fatigue. But is this the year the Latino vote really makes the difference? Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama think so. Arizona’s senior senator […]

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Bashing pride with hate

The theme of the Pride in the Pine festival on June 21 in Flagstaff  was “Love. Equality. Pride.” What happened later that night was anything but, as Flagstaff saw its first official hate crime committed against a festival-goer. According to Sam Holdren of Equality Arizona, he and three friends were looking for a cab at […]

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Dame más gasolina

Dame más gasolina

Former TV reporter Mary Kim Titla’s is singing Daddy Yankee’s tune. Her campaign is running out of gas…de veras. The Native American, Democrat candidate for Arizona’s Congressional District 1 sent out an email blast asking for 1,000 little $20 contributions. “I’m almost out of gas, literally,” wrote Titla, whose campaign manager is Randy Camacho. She’s […]

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Raza joins TUSD and UA

The Tucson Unified School District is teaming up with the UA’s College of Education to train educators from across the country in Raza Studies. A three-day conference called the Institute for Tranformative Education was held in mid July at the UA, with numerous speakers and workshops. The TUSD Mexican American/Raza Studies Department created the Raza […]

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Honk if proud of being Hispanic

Honk if proud of being Hispanic

The proposed plate says it all: “Hispanics Discovered Florida.” The National Hispanic Corporate Achievers wants the state’s 3.6 million Hispanics to be proud of that historic fact. NHCA is a group that sponsors minority job fairs. They proposed the specialty plate to honor Juan Ponce de Leon’s landing on Florida’s shore in 1513 – before […]

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I’m not Juan

A simple name change seems like a small thing, but it magnifies a long-time political tussle between Latino Democratic state legislators Ben Miranda and Robert Meza The most recent squabble broke out when Juan Vazquez Valdez, a Democratic candidate for House District. 14, wrote his name as “John” when he filed ballot paperwork this year. […]

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2008 Fall Arts Preview

2008 Fall Arts Preview

Cultural crosscurrents will make the Valley’s upcoming arts season memorable.

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