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Progress Report on Minority Students in Arizona

Progress Report on Minority Students in Arizona

Fewer than one in every 10 minority graduates of Arizona high schools are "college ready," according to a new report from the University of Arizona's College of Education. continue reading »

Record Breaking: Largest Ever Narco Tunnel Found near U.S.-Mexico Border Measures Nearly 500 Ft Long

Record Breaking: Largest Ever Narco Tunnel Found near U.S.-Mexico Border Measures Nearly 500 Ft Long

U.S. authorities have announced the location of what is believed to be the largest drug smuggling tunnel near the U.S.-Mexico border in the city of Nogales, Arizona. continue reading »

Shootout Near U.S.-Mexico Border Leaves 4 Dead

Shootout Near U.S.-Mexico Border Leaves 4 Dead

Four people were killed in a shootout in Agua Prieta, a border city in northern Mexico, involving rival gangs, the Sonora state police said. continue reading »

Hispanics to Play Key Role in Arizona Elections

Hispanics to Play Key Role in Arizona Elections

The Hispanic vote could be decisive in this year's elections in Arizona, where voters will choose a new governor, attorney general and superintendent of education. continue reading »

Authorities Discover Unfinished Drug Tunnel Along Mexican Border

Authorities Discover Unfinished Drug Tunnel Along Mexican Border

U.S. and Mexican authorities, in a joint operation, discovered an unfinished tunnel some 40 meters (130 feet) long on Arizona's southern border, it was reported Thursday. continue reading »

Arizona Businesses Looking to Entice More Mexican Consumers

Arizona Businesses Looking to Entice More Mexican Consumers

Businesses in Tucson are preparing to attract Mexican visitors during the Christmas shopping season. "The Mexican visitor is a very important part of our economy, especially for cities near the border like Tucson," Felipe Garcia, executive vice president of the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau, told Efe. continue reading »

Activists Slam Dual Voter System Being Reviewed in Arizona

Activists Slam Dual Voter System Being Reviewed in Arizona

Activists described Tuesday as an abuse of power the idea being studied in Arizona of establishing a dual voter system, in which those who do not use the state registration form can only vote in federal elections. continue reading »

Federal Judge Places Restrictions on Actions of Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Federal Judge Places Restrictions on Actions of Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio

A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday placed heavy restrictions on the Sheriff's Office in Maricopa County, Arizona, including placing an independent observer there to prevent racial profiling on the part of its personnel. continue reading »

Corrupt Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison

Corrupt Border Patrol Agent Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison

On September 16, 2013, Border Patrol Agent Aaron Anaya, 26, of Yuma, Arizona, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn O. Silver to 60 months in prison. Anaya pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense on April 10, 2013. continue reading »

Border Patrol Seizes Marijuana Worth $2.15 Million in Arizona

Border Patrol Seizes Marijuana Worth $2.15 Million in Arizona

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 4,311 pounds of marijuana Tuesday west of Sells, Ariz., worth an estimated $2.15 million. CBP agents and air assets discovered three vehicles hidden under tarps concealed in the dense brush with multiple bundles of marijuana inside. continue reading »

Critically Acclaimed Book “Dreaming in Cuban” Banned in Arizona Public Schools

Critically Acclaimed Book “Dreaming in Cuban” Banned in Arizona Public Schools

The Arizona public schools continue their quest to rid the public schools of ‘subversive’ Latino literature. Their latest efforts at censorship involves the critically acclaimed “Dreaming in Cuba” by Cristina Garcia. continue reading »

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Alberto Rios Arizona’s First Poet Laureate

HISPANIC STANDOUT:  Alberto Rios Arizona’s First Poet Laureate

Hispanic standout, renowned poet and Regents Professor Alberto Rios has been selected as the Arizona's first Poet Laureate. continue reading »

Sheriff Arpaio’s Stunt is Criticized by Activist Group

Sheriff Arpaio’s Stunt is Criticized by Activist Group

Arizona activists described as a "publicity stunt" Friday the announcement by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that his deputies are going to place crosses in the desert as a warning to the undocumented and to save them from the dangers of crossing that parched land. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Cesar Garcia Steals Ambulance After Release from Jail

LATINO BLOTTER: Cesar Garcia Steals Ambulance After Release from Jail

An Arizona man was taken back to jail mere hours after being released this week. Authorities allege Cesar Garcia, 33, was arrested Sunday morning for having an open beer at a store in Chandler, AZ. continue reading »

U.S.-Mexico Trade Boom: Fuels Effort to Build Better Border Crossings

U.S.-Mexico Trade Boom: Fuels Effort to Build Better Border Crossings

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican who won office three years ago calling for more secure borders, now focuses on the border region for another reason: boosting trade with Mexico. continue reading »