Cecilia Rosales Ph.D.

February brings promise to us all

February brings promise to us all

It’s February and love, change, hope – and baseballs – are in the air.

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Once again, Mexican government leaves its people with nothing

Once again, Mexican government leaves its people with nothing

If Mexicans in the Bracero Program thought they were going to harvest justice from a recent court settlement with the Mexican government, they were bamboozled. Seems the Mexican government tricked the Mexicans it sent to the United States from 1942 through 1964 to work on farms by witholding 10 percent of their earnings and depositing […]

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The shoe must go on

The shoe must go on

Since the Iraqi periodista hurled his shoes at then-President Bush – and missed – shoe throwing has become a hot trend. Since the surprise attack by the TV journalist Dec. 14 on the visiting American president at a press conference in Iraq, the fad has spread wider than double EE footwear around the world. Throwing […]

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Piper makes Hidalgo a fine fellow

Piper makes Hidalgo a fine fellow

Edmundo Hidalgo recalls growing up as a hard-scrabble kid amid the farm fields and retail stores of San Luis, Ariz., just across the river from its larger sister city, San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora. Yet like Luis Ibarra, Friendly House president/CEO who lived in nearby Somerton, Edmundo left the small, southwestern Arizona town in which […]

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What’s got their goat in Mesa? Goats, of course

Call them environmentally friendly lawn mowers. Despite the budget slashes in many Mesa services, this East Valley city cut a six-month, $10,000 contract to hire 80 goats last week, according to the East Valley Tribune. The city contracted with Arizona Herdsman Eco Goats, one of a growing number of companies across the country employing goats […]

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No news is bad news for Latinos

These days of media downsizing, layoffs and shutdowns in Arizona may portend shrinking coverage of the Latino community – precisely at a time when the state Hispanic population continues to grow in size and economic power. The trend started with the gutting of the Telemundo crew in Phoenix in early 2007 by its parent company, […]

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Trip to D.C. memorable for Valley Latino

Sometimes the cards fall in your favor. That’s what it felt like as I flew home from my last-minute trip to Washington, D.C., last month. To say I went back for the inauguration would be only half true. I also needed to see my good friends who I have not seen in more than two […]

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Vacant Council, House seats up for grabs

Paulina Vasquez Morris and Anna Tovar are names that have popped up as replacements for vacancies on the Phoenix City Council and state House of Representatives District 13, respectively. Vasquez Morris, a Republican and former chairwoman of the Maricopa Integrated Health System, has been mentioned for several political positions, and as part of Gov. Jan […]

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Exhibit evokes sense of community

Jean Reynolds, Chandler public history coordinator of the Hightown/Pueblo Alto traveling show, expects that many folks will view the exhibit when it appears in branch libraries this month and next month. The Hightown exhibition tells the story of one of Chandler’s oldest neighborhoods, settled by Yaqui and Mexican American farm workers in the 1920s. Reynolds […]

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Cox says yes to Sí TV in Arizona

Cox says yes to Sí TV in Arizona

Latino English language network Sí TV has entered the No. 8 U.S. Hispanic viewer market. The L.A.-based network has launched on Cox Communications in Arizona, starting in the Phoenix area, and is headed toward statewide coverage on Cox by mid-2009. The launch in Phoenix makes Sí TV available in more than 25 percent of the […]

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