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Born and raised in Guatemala City. Now in Tucson for more than a decade.

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Re: “Hot in Hermosillo

If you read, you'd probably know that most migrants come from Southern Mexico as well as Central America these days. Also, yes Hermosillo is very safe.

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Posted by maria_ines_t on 06/09/2016 at 3:55 PM

Re: “School of Authentic Journalism: Where Media and Social Movements Meet (It Needs Your Financial Help)

LOL. Too bad you're not brave enough to use your real name and identity, it'd be interesting to see how being outside a computer screen in the real world plays out with cowards. But hey, you know my name and have my photo taped to your computer in the basement, so please if you ever wanna chat, I'm here for ya.

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Posted by maria_ines_t on 03/02/2016 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Tucson May Be Among Poorest Cities in US But We Sure Are Active

Here are some of the 11 poorest cities on this list:…

Louisville, Kentucky
Boston, Massachusetts
Indianapolis, Indiana
El Paso, Texas
Fresno, California
Baltimore, Maryland
Memphis, Tennessee

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Posted by maria_ines_t on 01/06/2016 at 8:50 AM

Re: “Obama on Gun Control Executive Actions: 'Gun Lobby May Be Holding Congress Hostage But It Cannot Hold America Hostage'

"Good guys" will be able to get guns, because they will pass the criminal background checks.

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Posted by maria_ines_t on 01/05/2016 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Scenes from the All Souls Procession (Slideshow)

I agree, I'm sure the people talking trash about All Souls (I am from Guatemala and grew up celebrating All Saints Day and Day of the Dead...Central America and Mexico hold both days very sacred) binge drink on Cinco de Mayo, calling it Mexico's Independence Day.

YES, All Souls was influenced by All Saints Day and Day of the Dead, if the latter didn't exist, neither would All Souls...for the immigrants from those regions of Latin America that live here, such as myself, it is very nice to have an event that makes us feel closer to home—a place where people from ALL cultures, not just "white people" walk together, remembering their family members, friends, and others who have passed. It is a very multicultural celebration....and I, as someone who was born, grew up, and visits Central America and Mexico VERY OFTEN, see it as an appreciation and celebration of the influence Latin America has in Tucson. Even my family in Guatemala think it's pretty bad ass that Tucson has a ceremony like All Souls. And that, contrary to global belief, many Americans embrace diversity.

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Posted by maria_ines_t on 11/12/2015 at 12:40 PM
Posted by maria_ines_t on 09/17/2015 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Is Arizona Wasting Taxpayer Money When Drug Testing Welfare Recipients?

The write up says in the beginning that reasonable cause is "YES I USED DRUGS IN THE PAST 30 DAYS," meaning 87,000 is the number of people who answered yes and were therefore tested. Perhaps re-read?????

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Posted by maria_ines_t on 07/28/2015 at 1:08 PM

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