Angels Owner Arte Moreno Finally an Aztlanista...in Tucson!
Let's see them smoke this mota: Moreno has finally come out as an Aztlanista...in his hometown of Tucson?!
Moreno is scheduled to appear April 24 at his alma mater, the University of Arizona, along with a bunch of other Spanish-language newspaper pioneers. See, the university just unveiled its Historic Mexican and Mexican American Press Collection, a fabulous online archive of old Mexican and Chicano newspapers--mostly in Arizona, but with a couple of other selections from across the Southwest. Moreno's family long published El Tucsonense, one of the longest-running periódicos, and one hell of a radical rag.
That the Republican Moreno came from such an advocate family will no doubt irk local Aztlanistas, but it's all part of the assimilation of Mexicans--and Orange County is Ground Zero for vendidos. Nevertheless, kudos to Moreno for helping out on such a prestigious project, for remaining proud of his family's legacy. Now, maybe he can throw a couple mil our way, given we're fellow Mexi print papis, you know...
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