Hispanic Heritage Month

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Martha Maurer

First Latino president, CEO of Arizona Coyotes leads with purpose, impacts Hispanics

Arizona Coyotes President and CEO Xavier Gutierrez knows all about the American dream and is dedicating his life to help other Latinos achieve theirs.
2 days ago
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Nailea Leon

Arizona Cardinals’ bilingual broadcaster embracing Mexican American roots

When Felipe Corral Jr. decided to pursue a career in sports broadcasting, he was hesitant on picking a language specialization. Four years later, he's embraced his Mexican American roots as a broadcaster with the Arizona Cardinals.
3 days ago
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Griselda Zetino

Arizona education experts concerned Latino students still lag in classroom

Latinos make up nearly half of all K-12 public school students in Arizona but continue to underperform on key education benchmarks, raising concerns about the state's future workforce.
5 days ago
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Taylor Tasler

Valley studio uses dance to educate their students about Hispanic culture

A Phoenix dance academy that has been in the Valley for more than two decades is dedicated to immersing students in Hispanic culture and history.
6 days ago
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Jim Cross

Hispanic buying power a major piece of Arizona’s economy that’s only expected to grow

Hispanic purchasing power in Arizona reached $63 billion in 2020, according to the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, topping the expected $57 billion.
9 days ago
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Luke Forstner

Latino community impacted by affordable rental shortage in the Valley

Buying a home in the Phoenix area is seemingly out of reach for many people because of high prices and affordable rentals are in short supply, which is especially difficult for the Latino community who rent at a higher rate than other demographics in the Valley.
10 days ago
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KTAR.com

Dia de los Muertos Festival to take place at Mesa Arts Center later this month

The city of Mesa will host a free Día de los Muertos Festival later this month, featuring various activities and a community altar for people to celebrate the memory of those who have passed on.
10 days ago
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Griselda Zetino

Phoenix man opens restaurant to showcase his Mexican roots

A trip to Chihuahua sparked an idea for Fernando Hernandez to start his own restaurant in Phoenix, not only providing people a taste of the area as he reconnects with his culture but also giving his birthplace “its proper name.”
12 days ago
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Nailea Leon

All-female mariachi group entertaining listeners across the Valley

An all-female Valley-based mariachi group has broken away from norms to entertain listeners in the popular music genre that originated in Mexico.
17 days ago
Dr. Richard Carmona, Arizona’s top pandemic adviser, served as U.S. surgeon general under Preside...
Griselda Zetino

Arizona’s top pandemic adviser overcomes difficult upbringing to succeed

Dr. Richard Carmona, Arizona’s top pandemic adviser and former U.S. surgeon general, had a big mountain to climb to get to where he is now.
18 days ago
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Ali Vetnar

Hispanic firefighter group helps community, mentors others to join service

The Valley Hispanic Bomberos, a nonprofit group of firefighters, are rooted in culture and tradition with the goal of protecting their communities while mentoring others to join them in the fire service.
20 days ago
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Taylor Tasler

Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO credits roots for career success

Courage in culture sums up the story of Monica Villalobos, CEO of Arizona's Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and one of the most influential Hispanics in Arizona.
23 days ago
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Griselda Zetino

Hispanic Heritage Month in Arizona means more than you might realize

For some Valley residents, Hispanic Heritage Month is for learning about who Latinos are, along with celebrating familia, fiestas and culture.
1 month ago