- Raúl H. Castro was the only Mexican-American governor in Arizona. He was the ambassador for the countries of Bolivia, Argentina, as well as El Salvador. When he was 96 years own, Mr. Raúl H. Castro was on his way back to Mexico after he resigned from his position of ambassador and governor.
At a highway checkpoint, Mr. Raúl H. Castro was stopped by the agents of the Border Patrol. He was interrogated in scorching heat despite him being elderly, and the reason for the extensive interrogation was his pacemaker which Mr. Raúl H. Castro needed to live. The device had probably set off one of the sensors.
Mr. Raúl H. Castro had the right to file a complaint against the agents for having neglected to deal correctly with the elderly, but he chose not to. Instead, what Mr. Raúl H. Castro was to make a suggestion. Mr. Raúl H. Castro proposed the instituting of new policies in terms of how to deal with the frail and the elderly.
The whole ordeal became an inspiration for the Raul Castro Institute of the Phoenix College to pursue a more fair treatment in policies. The Raul Castro Institute is a sponsor of non-partisan university research regarding Latino issues. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Phoenix New Time
The Institute also aims to establish networks of other Latino organizations that seek to improve health and human services, education, as well as civics and leadership.
Raul H. Castro Institute strives towards their goal to increase the number of opportunities offered to members of the local Latino Community. In order to support the Latino community and accomplish their mission Raul H. Castro Institute provides a number of different services.
These offered services include sponsorships, and in establishing education networks, as well as providing technical assistance and helping to publish research results to the relevant audience.
The Raul Castro Institute hosts the Dare to Dream Conference an annual basis. The purpose is to encourage students from middle school to pursue further education and to enroll in college. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
The Raul Castro Institute also has a project that is called Arizona Latina Trailblazers. It honors Latina heroines that have become an inspiration for people. In fact, the event has become a signature of the Institute, and it became famous for it, according to Dr. Trino Sandoval. The project has served to inspire young Latina women in the state of Arizona.
The Raul Castro Institute is supported by the organization of Frontera Fund. The foundation was created by journalists and lifelong colleagues Michael and Jim.
They were victims of injustice, and their rights had been completely stomped over. The two journalists, however, did not give up and won a trial against a whole county. The trial resulted in settlement of a few million dollars.
The significant amount of money served as a stat to the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund. The purpose of the organization of Frontera Fund is to do what Lacey and Larkin had strived to do throughout their whole career – protect and defend the rights of people.
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