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Los Republicanos necesitan buena suerte

Since last week’s election, political pundits across the nation have keyed in on the dismal rate at which Latino voters sided with Romney and other Republican candidates further down the ticket. Nationally, estimates based on Election Day exit polling show that 71 percent of Latinos voted for Obama, compared to only 27 percent who backed Romney – the worst performance among that group of voters since Bob Dole captured only 21 percent of their votes in 1996.

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Border Patrol under scrutiny for deadly force

Border Patrol under scrutiny for deadly force

The Oct. 10 border shooting has prompted renewed outcry over the Border Patrol's use-of-force policies and angered human rights activists and Mexican officials who believe the incident has become part of a disturbing trend along the border — gunning down rock-throwers rather than using non-lethal weapons.

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What’s in a name?

Latino Caucus members said that if they were going to run the caucus right this time, and really have an effect on the process, they would need a new name to escape some of the problems that plagued it in the past. While the vast majority of the group preferred keeping the name Arizona Latino Caucus, a few, including Gonzales and Quezada, preferred calling it the Arizona Chicano Caucus.

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