Ruben Hernandez

The gift we give

The gift we give

Winter brings us the end of the political season and the start of the gift-giving holiday season. With the votes tallied, and experts polled, now we can answer the biggest question of the 2008 presidential campaign: Did Latino voters make a difference? National Council of La Raza reports that Latinos turned out in record numbers. […]

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Simón says: The 2010 Census is an inconvenient truth

Now that it’s cooled off, we like to hang around the park in our central Phoenix Garfield neighborhood and toss out topics to jaw about while soaking up the sun and enjoying the breezes. Rising prices. Oh, yeah. D-Backs and Sun Devils, both big chokes this year. Go figure. Gusano mentioned that he’d heard the […]

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Park honors Esquer legacy

City parks are designed as havens of nature and outdoor recreation for families living hectic urban lifestyles. But Tempe’s newest park is also a tribute to the Esquer family, whose long history there helped to shape the development of this university town. Tempe officials formally dedicated Esquer Park in October. The park is on McArthur […]

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The reel truth

The reel truth

Phillip Rodriguez’s documentary film Latinos ’08 challenges dearly held assumptions – some say myths – about Latino voters. One, that the Latino vote is a monolithic bloc that acts and thinks alike, and can be wooed and delivered as one. Two, that the Latino vote was crucial to the success of both presidential candidates in […]

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They are not us

We at Latino Perspectives magazine are proud to live in Arizona. So proud that we feel the need to apologize for the rude Republicans at the Arizona Biltmore on election night. We wonder what the rest of the country thinks of us after Sen. John McCain gave his gracious concession speech. As McCain heaped praise […]

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Mayor invests in Congressional amigos

Mayor Phil Gordon is taking his campaign to make Phoenix a world class city outside the state by contributing to sitting Congress members and helping to elect candidates to Congress. On Oct. 23 Mayor Phil was guest of honor at a fund-raising reception at the Liberty Grill in Los Angeles hosted by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. […]

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Latino Jews

It wasn’t until 1996 that Dell Sanchez of Texas discovered a well hidden family secret. For generations, the Sanchez women had known but buried the history about the family’s Sephardic Jewish roots. When Sanchez was told the secret by his father, he began a personal odyssey that would lead him to write four books on […]

 LPM Staff

Giving the gift of health

Giving the gift of health

We battle all year to keep our body in shape. And it’s particularly hard around the holidays. With that in mind, Latino Perspectives offers holiday ideas for giving the gift of health:

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Michele Obama stunning in Latino design

Michele Obama stunning in Latino design

Elegant First Lady-elect Michelle Obama swept onto the stage on election night looking très chic. To those who say that Latinos won’t have much influence in the Obama Administration, we present the red-and-black number she wore designed by Cuban American fashionista Narciso Rodriguez. The striking knee-length dress with three-quarter length sleeves was a design from […]

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Keen on words…

Keen on words…

Sí, we can!

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