Dia de los muertos, 3000 years of tradition

By Ramon Vasquez y Sanchez and Magda Chellet The “Dia de los Muertos” as it has evolved over the centuries is to be regarded as a cultural celebration that is not only indigenous but also exclusive to Mesoamerica, which is the area that spans from central Mexico to the south, including parts of Guatemala. Although…

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Cronkite/Eight Poll: Controversy doesn’t hurt Arpaio’s popularity

By IAIN WOESSNER Cronkite News Service PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration sweeps have made him a lightning rod for criticism by interest groups and some public officials, but he’s still popular with the public, according to Cronkite/Eight Poll. Sixty-one percent of Maricopa County voters said they strongly approved or approved of Arpaio’s…

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Free speech is hard to defend when it’s being abused

LatinaLista — If the CNN special “Latino in America” accomplished anything at all, it’s hoped that it showed people that Latinos are not all alike. The differences among us certainly come out in politics — some are Republican, while others are Democrat and in our viewpoints as to how sensitive we are when it comes…

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New national campaign challenges people to take action against domestic violence

LatinaLista  — Though it’s the season of Halloween and people of all ages will be painting their faces to stand out in a crowd of costume-wearers, there’s one small group who paint their faces every day to hide themselves from their families and friends. They are victims of domestic violence. Bruised faces and arms, split…

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Did a resolution honoring Hispanic media trigger a silent boycott among the GOP?

LatinaLista — Hispanic media is not only gaining in importance, but it’s also gaining attention. Historically, in this country, Hispanic media has been used to refer to Spanish-language media. Yet, with the rise of news sites, like Latina Lista, that target English-speaking Latinos and the growing presence of bilingual and/or English-language cable programs featuring Latinos…

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