Ed Pastor, Arizona’s First Hispanic Congressman, To Retire After Nearly 25 Years In Office

Ed Pastor, Arizona’s First Hispanic Congressman, To Retire After Nearly 25 Years In Office

Mary Mata February 28, 2014

By Fox News Latino U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, a Democrat who is the senior member of Arizona’s House delegation, announced Thursday that he will retire after serving out his current […]

Activists criticize Ariz. Republican for Latino and Muslim jokes at roast of Joe Arpaio

Mary Mata February 27, 2014

By Arturo Garcia, The Raw Story An Arizona state lawmaker’s material in a roast of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio centered almost exclusively on Latinos, Muslims and Asians, according to […]

Appeal Ruling Due Today on Woman Convicted in 2009 Murder of 9 Year-old Brisenia Flores

Mary Mata January 17, 2014

By Associated Press/San Fracisco Chronicle PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court is to rule Friday on an appeal for a former border activist sentenced to death for the killings of […]

Latina conference to Ariz. sheriff: Stay away

Mary Mata September 23, 2013

By Associated Press/AZFamily PHOENIX (AP) — America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff has been told to stay away from a national Latina conference when it comes to Phoenix. Organizers with the National […]

Latino Novel Banned in Arizona Public School

Mary Mata September 17, 2013

By Von Diaz, Colorlines Arizona public schools are becoming notorious for censoring Latino literature.  This time, it’s CristinaGarcía’s critically acclaimed book “Dreaming in Cuban,” which explores themes of exile, politics and […]

Mexican-American studies in Tucson are back – kind of

Mary Mata August 2, 2013

By John Benson, Voxxi For those in favor of Mexican-American studies in the Tucson Unified School District [TUSD] the good news is, based on a new court order, officials are bringing […]

As Feds Slow Deportations, Arpaio Continues Ariz. Raids

Mary Mata July 26, 2013

By Valeria Fernandez, New America Media PHOENIX – Miguel Venegas was certain he was being driven to the border for eventual deportation. But instead, federal immigration authorities let him off at […]