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Mario Azpeitia, First Latino to Head a National Union

Mario Azpeitia (1899–1982), the first Latino to serve as president of a national union, led the Cigar Makers’ International Union (CMIU) from 1949 to 1974. The child of Cuban immigrant parents with a Basque surname, Azpeitia was born in Key … Continue reading

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Upcoming Roybal Exhibit

My latest cultural project is advising the La Plaza de Cultura y Artes museum in old Los Angeles on a forthcoming exhibit in early 2022. They have also agreed to display some of my political buttons. One of my favorites … Continue reading

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