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Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Déjà Vu in Oregon. Not exactly.

*It’s unfortunate, Eduardo Diaz tells us, that in the reporting of the takeover of federal lands in Oregon the claims of tribal sovereignty have been ignored. In the summer of 1967 Reies Lopez Tijerina took over a courthouse in New Mexico and took hostages as well in protest of what he considered violations of land

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Growing up 50/50 in Santa Fe

*Our storytellers matter. You’ll be seeing more of this in NewsTaco. VL By Sandra Ramos O’Briant, NewsTaco In Santa Fe, New Mexico, I attended barrio schools and was bullied for my O’Briant surname. My classmates refused to...

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Latina principal transforms school into top in nation

By Lindsey Anderson, Las Cruces Sun-News LCSN Editor’s Note: The success of any community largely depends on the people who live there. In Doña Ana County, we are fortunate to have countless individuals who have contributed their time...

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Summit Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking in N.M.

By Colleen Keane, Navajo Times/New America Media Get free. That’s the message The Life Link, a Santa Fe based agency, is sending out to human trafficking victims. The message comes with a textable number 505-438-3733 that connects victims...

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Consultant to former NM secretary of state sentenced

By Gary Gerew, Albuquerque Business Journal Armando C. Gutierrez, 65, of Corpus Christi, Texas, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his convictions for conspiracy, theft of...

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Non-English Speakers Can Be Jurors

By Fox News Latino New Mexico’s top court ruled that citizens in the heavily Hispanic state who don’t speak English still have the right to serve on a jury. The New Mexico Supreme Court cautioned  trial courts...

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Spanish is part of N.M. cultural capital

By Margaret Montoya, Albuquerque Journal On January 6, 1912, President Howard Taft signed the Statehood Proclamation with these words, “The Mexican Americans of New Mexico succeeded in protecting their heritage by inserting provisions in their constitution which made...

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Whole Foods workers say they were suspended for speaking Spanish

By Russell Contreras, Associated Press /NBCLatino ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two employees at a Whole Foods Market store in Albuquerque say they were suspended last month after complaining about being told they couldn’t speak Spanish to each other...

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Writer & Activist Bobbi Salinas Dead Several Months Before Family Finds Body

By Anne Constable, The New Mexican Barbara Salinas-Norman was a Chicana activist, a bilingual teacher, an author, a publisher and an artist. She was “intelligent,” “inspiring,” a “trailblazer.” But her life had begun to unravel, and this...

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Biden Invites NM Gov. Martinez to his Cinco de Mayo Party

By Dan Boyd, Albuqueurque Journal New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden appear to have struck up an unlikely friendship. After receiving an invitation from Biden, the first-term Republican governor will travel to Washington,...

Friday, March 15th, 2013

TX Legislators Would Cut Ethnic Studies in College Requirements

By Jacquellena Carrero, NBCLatino Students at public universities in Texas may no longer be able to take courses focusing on racial, ethnic or gender history to fulfill their core requirements for an undergraduate degree under new proposed legislation....

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

NM Legislator: Keep Mex-Am Studies Books Out Of Schools

By Roque Planas, Huffington Post Latino Voices A New Mexico state representative wants to keep Hispanic history books out of public schools, following in the footsteps of some of her conservative colleagues in Arizona. New Mexico state...

Friday, March 8th, 2013

New Mexico Honors Latino Hero of Civil War Battle

By Tom Sharpe, Santa Fe New Mexican The state Senate paused briefly this week to recognize a little-known New Mexico native whose bushwhacking skills helped pull a Union victory from the jaws of defeat 151 years ago at...

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Addiction in New Mexico: La Cultura Cura

By Maria Hinojosa, Latino USA The state of New Mexico has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in the nation. Hispanics and Native Americans have borne the brunt of this devastation. In Albuquerque’s historically Latino South Valley neighborhood,...

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