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State’s pioneering women take center stage in March

State’s pioneering women take center stage in March

March is National Women’s History Month. And our great state has had its share of women, many of whom happen to be Latinas, who have helped shape its history. The highlight of this issue is a timeline with the names and historical significance of trailblazing Arizona women including Luisa Espinel Ronstadt, music ambassador of the […]

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Jimenez’s spirit lives on

Jimenez’s spirit lives on

Even after his death, Chicano artista Luis Jimenez continues to provoke controversy and disagreement about his artwork. This time the criticism is aimed at the giant sculpture that killed him. Rearing 32 feet high just south of Denver International Airport’s main terminal, Jimenez’s Mustang, a metallic-blue fiberglass sculpture of a wild horse with a wild […]

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The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: what happened first, the chicken or the egg?

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: what happened first, the chicken or the egg?

At press time we learned about Harry Garewal’s resignation as President and CEO of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce via an email sent to the Chamber’s membership. Sound familiar? If it does, it’s because back in October 2008 we told you about three AZHCC employees who submitted their resignation and decided to send an […]

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Don’t go there

UA warns students to avoid Mexico as spring break destination

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Read signs or you may be read your Miranda Rights

Read signs or you may be read your Miranda Rights

Here is a cautionary tale. “Once upon a time, in Tempe, not too long ago, on Feb. 19, to be precise, Isidro Crispin Escobar, 47, trespassed on the METRO Light Rail Mill Avenue Bridge and walked across it.” And then … guess what? He was arrested on one count of First Degree Criminal Trespass, a […]

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Are you ready to make the switch?

No, not from analog to digital, but from Democrat to Republican

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Digital newspaper launched to ‘redefine’ immigration debate

Digital newspaper launched to ‘redefine’ immigration debate

Alfredo Gutierrez told Latino Perspectives not to expect to see local stories on immigration on his new digital, bilingual newspaper La Frontera Times. “Our stories are national and international in scope, not local,” he says. “We are not concerned about Russell Pearce.” However, he and his electronic publication are very concerned with Maricopa County Sheriff […]

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No spray paint for you!

No spray paint for you!

We can tell that members of the Judicial Committee at the State Legislature’s  House of Representatives have been busy. House Bill 2138, making it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to possess spray paint or etching tools or solutions, passed on a 7-1 vote.  Broad-tipped indelible markers were on the list, too, but […]

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Leaf’s organic sounds inspired by eclectic rock roots

Leaf’s organic sounds inspired by eclectic rock roots

Leaf. It’s an appropriately organic name for a band as complex as nature. Take their Spanish-language song, No sé, for example. It seems like the opening number in a suspense movie. Something about renegade gypsy belly dancers. Bassist Ixchel del Castillo lays Spanish lyrics over this Middle Eastern backdrop of sound. Then the song breaks […]

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Jazzed up bossa nova beat

Jazzed up bossa nova beat

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, pianist, composer and singer Elaine Elias now lives in New York. She grew up learning the traditional music of her homeland, samba and bossa nova, but also has an affinity for American jazz. On her latest release, Bossa Nova Stories, this world class jazz pianist also uses her voice […]

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