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Arizona port of entry renamed after Hispanic governor

Raul Castro

Raul Castro

A port of entry in Douglas, Arizona, will now be named after Arizona’s first and only Hispanic governor, Raul Castro.

Castro died in April at the age of 98.

Officials honored him on Wednesday by naming a U.S. port of entry between Douglas and Agua Prieta, Mexico, after Castro.

Castro was born in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, and grew up in Pirtleville, near Douglas. He became the first Mexican-American governor of Arizona after winning the election in 1974. Castro also served as a U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, Bolivia and Argentina.

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