Stories tagged: "latinos"


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Phoenix Population Keeps Growing as Climate Danger Rises

New data shows that people keep flocking to communities like Phoenix where climate change makes life more uncomfortable and more precarious.

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Latinos Contributed $92 Billion to Arizona’s Economy

Latinos are thriving in Arizona: A new report shows Latinos are contributing billions to the state's economy, especially in Gilbert and Peoria.

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Laboring To Remain Healthy: COVID-19 Takes Toll on Arizona Farmworkers

More than 7,200 Arizona agricultural workers have tested positive for COVID-19. The workers swing their machetes, chopping vegetables under the heat of a midmorning sun. When the migrant workers take a moment to wipe the sweat from their masked faces, they can see the wall along the Mexican border, not a half-mile distant. But before long,...

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Lower Income, Latino Neighborhoods Lag on Vaccinations

Nearly 50% of Arizonans with at least one shot are white; just 10% are Hispanic, even though Hispanics comprise 30% of the state’s COVID-19 cases and 29% of nearly 17,000 deaths. A March report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention praised only two states for their efforts in getting vaccines to vulnerable communities....

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Latino Voters Played a Huge Part in Arizona’s Democratic Swing in 2020 Election

“All this stuff that worked right in Arizona, it was because of Latino consultants, Latinos on the ground and Latinos at the state level.” Democrats looking to win the Latino vote should take their cues from Arizona, which was held up as a “shining example” of how it’s done by the author of an election...

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Congress Just Passed the National American Latino Museum — What’s Next?

The museum will honor the 500-year history of Latino people in the US and their contributions to life, art, history, and culture.

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Mexicans in the US Sent Billions to Mexico Despite COVID-19 Vulnerability

In 2020, economic charts show that Mexicans broke records by sending billions to their loved ones in Mexico.