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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 »

Activists Call for Release of Immigrants Detained in ICE Raid

Activists Call for Release of Immigrants Detained in ICE Raid

Activists and family members called Monday for the release of 30 workers who remain in custody after an operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at carwashes in the Phoenix area. 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 »

DOJ Says Killing of Mexican Teens at Border Justified, No Charges to be Filed

DOJ Says Killing of Mexican Teens at Border Justified, No Charges to be Filed

The Department of Justice has just concluded its investigation into two separate shooting incidents at the border where Mexican teens were killed by U.S. agents and found no foul play. continue reading »

Efforts to Get Out Hispanic 2014 Vote Under Way in Arizona, Nevada, Texas

Efforts to Get Out Hispanic 2014 Vote Under Way in Arizona, Nevada, Texas

National organizations announced Thursday their efforts to get out the Hispanic vote for the 2014 legislative elections in states such as Arizona, Nevada and Texas. continue reading »