Blogs

  • Solutions Needed for our Border Banking Issues

    ​The Tucson Hispanic Chamber expanded its presence in the region last year through its affiliate chambers in Sierra Vista, Douglas and Nogales. As we hosted events and held meeting with business leaders in Southern Arizona,, we heard a recurring theme. Access to capital was the leading challenges for small business…

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  • Arizona’s Fresh Start in Mexico

    Governor Ducey launched our recent trade mission trip to Mexico City at a reception where he acknowledged Mexico as our friend and neighbor. I was honored to participate in the Delegation representing our Tucson Hispanic Chamber and affiliated chambers in SierraVista, Douglas and Nogales. Repeatedly during the trip, he spoke…

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  • GOP Ticket Needs a Woman: Which One?

    GOP Ticket Needs a Woman: Which One?

    For two reasons, Republicans must select a female nominee for Vice President. First, because a woman can play the attack-dog role against Hillary without backlash about sexism and, second, because the GOP must win a decisive majority of white females for any chance of victory. But which female leaders to…

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  • How Rice as Running Mate Could Power Victory

    How Rice as Running Mate Could Power Victory

    Imagine Republicans running against Hillary with the slogan: “Not your grandmother's GOP.” If they choose a young leader, Scott Walker or Marco Rubio for president, and Condaleezza Rice for Vice President, that slogan emphasizes that tired charges of Republican racism no longer work. It also emphasizes the GOP youthfulness advantage:…

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  • Solving Latino Educational Gap is critical for Arizona

    Hispanic students today represent nearly 42 percent of total enrollment in our K-12 system. By 2035, the U.S Census estimates that a majority of Arizona will be Hispanic. Yet Hispanic students are less likely than the general population to enroll in either college or graduate school. While 50 percent of…

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  • An untapped asset – PAG

    A few of you may have heard of PAG… if not, it is Pima Association of Governments, our region's metropolitan planning organization. It's an entity you should learn more about. Millions of state and federal dollars flow through PAG and fund short- and long-range transportation projects throughout Pima County. In…

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  • Media Distortions Fuel Spike in Murders

    Media Distortions Fuel Spike in Murders

    The month of May saw tragic spikes in murder rates in Baltimore, New York, Chicago and other big cities—an alarming reversal of nearly 30 years of progress in reducing violent crime. Irresponsible media coverage of police-tensions with the black community combined with demagogic posing by leftist politicians and agitators to…

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