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Best Of The Border (5/5-5/11)

Valeria Pearson, left, and Jessica Perry took a couple of hours to paint their faces like sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos. The celebration in Las Vegas takes place at the Winchester Cultural Center.
Veronica Zaragovia
Valeria Pearson, left, and Jessica Perry took a couple of hours to paint their faces like sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos. The celebration in Las Vegas takes place at the Winchester Cultural Center.

Disney Want(ed) To Trademark "Dia de los Muertos"

Disney Enterprises, Inc., a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, filed trademark applications to secure the phrase "Dia de los Muertos" across multiple platforms for an upcoming Pixar film.

Fronteras Desk surfaced the story from an industry blog, and after a day of social media backlash, Disney quietly dropped its trademark application.


A Moving Story From Our Editor: When The Headlines Fade, The Story Goes On

From Al Macias: Thirteen years ago last month, my cousin Esther LaPlante was one of several people who were shot at a homeowners’ association meeting in Peoria, Ariz.

The memories of that horrible day have faded. The shooter died in January, and for many in the family, that provided some closure.

And our memories of Esther remain strong.


Luz Ruiz Rascon in a classroom inside the Estrella Jail. She was arrested during a worksite raid.
Jude Joffe-Block
Luz Ruiz Rascon in a classroom inside the Estrella Jail. She was arrested during a worksite raid.

Some Arizona Immigrants May Not Be Eligible For Immigration Reform

Maricopa County is prosecuting unauthorized immigrants working with fake papers as felonies, which would disqualify them from benefiting from a possible change in status that could come with comprehensive immigration reform.


More Latino Grads Going To College Than Whites

Seven out of ten Latino graduates of the class of 2012 enrolled in college, compared to a slightly lower percentage of white graduates.

Latinos also account for the largest share of growth on college campuses, according to a 2011 Pew study.


11 Million Immigrants: What's In A Number?

Eleven million has become the most cited statistic in the immigration reform debate.

But the expert responsible for the number says "instead of 11 million people, we’re talking more about 16 million."

A look at the numbers and what they represent.

Gloria Mejia's youngest son, Joaquin, is the only one of her children who is a U.S. citizen. But even so, he can't join a traveling soccer team because she's afraid to travel with him.
Adrian Florido
Gloria Mejia's youngest son, Joaquin, is the only one of her children who is a U.S. citizen. But even so, he can't join a traveling soccer team because she's afraid to travel with him.