Death by Policy: Crisis In The Arizona Desert (A Latino USA Podcast)

In this year-long investigation from Futuro Investigates, we dig into how the U.S. government’s decades-long “prevention through deterrence” policy has knowingly created a deadly funnel, pushing migrants crossing the border into the deadliest terrain in the country.

  • Dec 2, 2022
  • 11:21 AM

Arizona Measure Gives Non-Citizens In-State College Tuition

Arizona voters have approved an initiative to extend cheaper in-state college tuition to some non-citizen students, cheering supporters who hope the measure’s passage Monday will help spark momentum for wider immigration reform in Congress.

  • Nov 15, 2022
  • 3:19 PM

Latino Voters Crucial to Senate, Governor Races in Arizona

Over the past decade, Latinos in Arizona responded to a tough crackdown on immigrants by building a turnout machine that helped propel Democrats to power, turning a longtime Republican stronghold into one of the most competitive states. The strength of that movement will be tested in Tuesday’s election, when Democrats are counting on strong support from Latinos to help them overcome concerns about the economy.

  • Nov 7, 2022
  • 10:21 AM

Arizona Governor Puts More Containers Along Mexican Border

The move announced by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday to install stacks of containers in Cochise County in southeastern Arizona came two weeks after federal officials told him to remove containers he had placed along the border in southwestern Arizona.

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • 12:40 PM

Arizona Refuses US Demand to Remove Containers Along Border

Arizona has refused the federal government’s demand to take down double-stacked shipping containers it placed to fill gaps in the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it won’t do so until the U.S. moves to construct a permanent barrier instead.

  • Oct 20, 2022
  • 10:09 AM

‘We Can’t Let Up’: Arizona’s Midterm Battle (A Latino USA Podcast)

Ahead of November’s midterm elections, Latino USA travels to Arizona to follow three Latinos who are part of a grassroots movement that transformed Arizona into a battleground state in 2020. Today they face a new challenge: protecting voting rights in the wake of election-denying candidates endorsed by former President Trump.

  • Oct 7, 2022
  • 11:17 AM

Democrats Run Spanish-Language Ad Against Masters in Arizona

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee began a bilingual messaging effort last week to defeat venture capitalist and Republican senatorial candidate Blake Masters in Arizona.

  • Aug 22, 2022
  • 10:44 AM

Arizona’s Border Wall Delayed After 2 Containers Topple

PHOENIX (AP) — An effort by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to use shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the U.S.-Mexico border wall near Yuma suffered a brief setback when two stacked containers somehow toppled over.

  • Aug 17, 2022
  • 8:10 AM

US to Fill Border Wall Gaps in Arizona for Safety Reasons

Border officials got the go-ahead on Thursday to fill four remaining gaps in the U.S.-Mexico wall near the southern Arizona community of Yuma to protect the safety of migrants and U.S. agents working there.

  • Jul 28, 2022
  • 5:14 PM

Federal Judge Blocks Arizona’s ‘Personhood’ Abortion Law

A federal judge in Phoenix on Monday blocked a 2021 state “personhood” law that gives all legal rights to unborn children and that abortion rights groups said put providers at risk of prosecution for a variety of crimes.

  • Jul 12, 2022
  • 12:13 PM

Mexican Woman Dies Entangled on Arizona Border Wall

Authorities are investigating the cause of death this week of a Mexican woman whose leg was entrapped while using a climbing harness and ended up hanging upside down on the border wall in eastern Arizona.

  • Apr 14, 2022
  • 3:41 PM

Why Is Marco López the Only Latino Gubernatorial Candidate in Arizona Race? (OPINION)

Democrat Marco A. López Jr., who spoke with Latino Rebels shortly after announcing his candidacy last May, is the only Latino running in Arizona’s governor race, even though nearly a third of all residents are Latino.

  • Apr 13, 2022
  • 11:42 AM

How a Recall Election Brought Down Arizona’s Most Powerful Politician (OPINION)

One of the great stories in Arizona politics involves the recall 10 years ago this month of then-Republican state Senate President Russell Pearce, the far-right author of the single most anti-immigrant bill in modern U.S. history, SB 1070.

  • Nov 29, 2021
  • 12:27 PM

Meet Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona’s Homegrown White Nationalist Hero (OPINION)

Rep. Gosar is a white supremacist and a male member of a political party that’s now dominated by white supremacists, a party whose core agenda now has almost nothing to do with so-called traditional Republican values.

  • Nov 16, 2021
  • 1:58 PM

With Latest Payout, Arizona Sheriff Has Cost Taxpayers $100M

PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly five years after Joe Arpaio was voted out as sheriff of Arizona’s most populous county, taxpayers are covering one of the last major bills from the thousands of lawsuits the lawman’s headline-grabbing tactics inspired, and the overall legal tab has hit $100 million.

  • Oct 29, 2021
  • 12:49 PM

‘Driving While Brown’ and Arizona’s Latino Resistance

Highlighting personal experiences is a common rhetorical device journalists use to report big, complex stories in a way that makes them easier to digest. Terry Greene Sterling and Jude Joffe-Block put the technique to good use in their new book, ‘Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Versus the Latino Resistance.’

  • Oct 20, 2021
  • 2:51 PM

OPINION: Arizona Is Trying to ‘Both Sides’ Racism Discussions in Schools

According to the text of SB-1532, public and charter schools cannot teach that any race/gender is better, or worse than another.

  • May 21, 2021
  • 1:26 PM

An Interview With Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Marco Lopez

In March, Lopez announced his intention to seek the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, an announcement that sparked even further interest in the potential outcome of the race.

  • May 6, 2021
  • 6:11 PM

Senator Kyrsten Sinema Betrays Arizonans With Minimum Wage Vote (OPINION)

Many have even dubbed her a modern Marie Antoinette.

  • Mar 16, 2021
  • 5:21 PM

US Ends Deal With Arizona Restricting Biden on Immigration

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has terminated an unusual agreement that Arizona’s top prosecutor signed with the agency in the waning days of the Trump administration to try to restrict President Joe Biden’s ability to overhaul his predecessor’s immigration policies.

  • Feb 4, 2021
  • 12:24 PM

Arizona Blue

On this episode of Latino Rebels Radio, host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Erika Andiola of RAICES and host of the Homeland Insecurity podcast to talk about what’s happening in Arizona.

  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 1:48 PM

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