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Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles calls itself the first all-LGBTQ+ mariachi in the world. Begun in 2016, it performs regularly in Los Angeles.

Across the American Southwest, mariachi musicians perform in colorful trajes de charro – ornate equestrian outfits and boots - and in the LGBTQ-friendly enclave of West Hollywood, an emerging group has added rainbow bow ties to the traditional mariachi attire. Read more»

Vaccinations at Tucson Medical Center on Jan. 15, 2021. With about 460,000 Pima County residents having now received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the county has shifted to indoor, mobile COVID-19 vaccination units.

The nation fell just short of the White House’s goal to give at least a first dose to 70% of adults by Independence Day, with 67% of adult Americans receiving vaccines, yet the picture varies widely at the regional level, and from state to state. Read more»

Technology with multilingual function can be used to better communicate with non-English-speaking patients and staffers.

Hospitals across the country have reported more hospitalizations and deaths of Black and Latino patients than of whites, and lower-income communities with patients who didn’t speak much, or any, English had a 35% greater chance of death. Read more»

The challenges of inoculating millions of residents against Covid-19 are particularly acute in the South, where large populations of immigrants living there illegally help maintain the region's thriving agricultural and food-processing industries and face a fear of deportation.

Even as Republican leaders, emboldened by the Trump administration’s four years of anti-immigrant vitriol, denounce unauthorized residents as criminals and call for more limited paths to citizenship, clinic directors in many Southern states say rolling out vaccination plans in immigrant communities is a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Read more»

In 1976, a few years after OSHA was created, Congress attached a rider to the agency’s budget that exempted farms with 10 or fewer employees from enforcement. It shields farm owners from accountability when their workers die in preventable accidents. Read more»

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios Sunday in Washington.

A new poll of Arizona voters gives former Vice President Joe Biden a sizable lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the state’s March 17 primary and suggests Arizona could be in play for the Democrats come the November general election. Read more»

Disney introduced a new princess to its Magic Kingdom this month, but the public’s response was about much more than the style of her dress or what type of animal friends she will have. Princess Elena of Avalor will arrive to the Disney Junior network in 2016 as the first Latina princess and her character is spurring conversations on what it truly means to represent a Latin American in pop culture. Read more»

President Obama has been very vocal about immigration reform for the last ... six years Read more»

Latino voters had a lot to be steamed about in this midterm election. Immigrant bashing reached a new low this campaign season and Latino voters reacted, causing significant reverberations. Read more» 1

State Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, speaks at a news conference at which Democratic leaders and Latino activists urged members of minority groups to participate in the 2010 Census.

To get its fair share of federal funding and congressional representation out of the U.S. census, Arizona must alleviate fears and generate interest among Latino residents, Democratic leaders and community activists said Friday. Read more»