Russell Contreras, The Associated Press

Russell Contreras

The Associated Press

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Recent articles by Russell:

New Mexico preps for Trump after past rallies sparked unrest

Multiple law enforcement agencies will help with security at the Santa Ana Star Center. → Read More

New film explores legacy of Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Members of Generation X may know Raúl Juliá for his energetic and playful role as Gomez Addams in the 1991 movie adaptation of "The Addams Family." Others may think of Juliá in his critically acclaimed role in the 1985 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" as revolutionary Valentin Arregui. But to actors like Edward James Olmos, Rita Moreno, Andy Garcia, John Leguizamo, and Benicio… → Read More

Brew the years: Beer fans 'CANvention' opens in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. (AP) — In middle school, Dan Scoglietti rode his bike through Chicago, picking up old beer cans with his twin brother, Ed. It was an odd hobby for a pre-teen in the 1970s that turned into a lifetime pursuit. "We'd go to junior high and trade beer cans," says Scoglietti, now 57. "Today, I do it all the time. " → Read More

Book tries to show how US democracy hurt Native Americans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new book by a noted historian attempts to show how expanding American democracy hurt Native Americans in the early days of the nation and how tribes viewed the youn… → Read More

Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left. Antonio Basco had told reporters he felt alone in planning the funeral for Margie Reckard, one of 22 people killed when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart on Aug. 3. Basco had almost no family left, so he invited… → Read More

Hundreds come to honor El Paso victim after public invited

When Jordan Ballard read that one of the victims of the El Paso massacre had few relatives and the public was invited to her funeral, the Los Angeles resident bought a plane ticket and flew to Texas to honor a woman she had never met. → Read More

Thousands of strangers say goodbye to El Paso shooting victim

Thousands of strangers from Los Angeles to Tucson came to El Paso, Texas, to say goodbye to a shooting victim after hearing that she had few family members. → Read More

Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left. Antonio Basco had told reporters he felt alone in planning the funeral for Margie Reckard, one of 22 people killed when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart on Aug. 3. Basco had almost no family left, so he invited the world to join him… → Read More

Crowd of strangers says goodbye to El Paso shooting victim

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Thousands of strangers from Los Angeles to Tucson have come to El Paso, Texas, to say goodbye to an El Paso shooting victim after hearing that she had few family members. Antonio Basco is scheduled Saturday to bury his long-time companion, 63-year-old Margie Reckard, who was killed by a gunman […] → Read More

Crowd of strangers says goodbye to El Paso shooting victim

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Thousands of strangers from Los Angeles to Tucson have come to El Paso, Texas, to say goodbye to an El Paso shooting victim after hearing that she had few family members. Antonio Basco is scheduled Saturday to bury his long-time companion, 63-year-old Margie Reckard, who was killed by a gunman who opened fire at an El Paso Walmart this month. Attendees waited more than two… → Read More

Hundreds come to honor El Paso victim after public invited

Hundreds of strangers braved 100-degree heat to pay their respects to 63-year-old Margie Reckard. Feeling heartbroken and alone after her death, Reckard's companion of 22 years, Antonio Basco, had welcomed anyone to attend. → Read More

Hundreds Arrive To El Paso Victim's Funeral After Partner Feared Few Would

After Margie Reckard was killed in the El Paso Walmart shooting, her companion worried he would be alone at her funeral. → Read More

Hundreds arrive to honor El Paso victim after public invited

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — When Jordan Ballard read that one of the victims of the El Paso massacre had few relatives and the public was invited to her funeral, the Los Angeles resident bought a plane ticket and flew to El Paso to honor a woman she had never met. She was one of hundreds of strangers who braved 100-degree (38 Celsius) heat to pay their respects to 63-year-old Margie Reckard. Feeling… → Read More

Ten men charged with enticing minors at Sturgis motorcycle rally

Federal court records show 10 men were arrested in an undercover sting operation targeting people using the internet to meet minors for sex at the Sturgis motorcycle rally this month. → Read More

Latino actors, writers pen 'letter of solidarity' amid fears

Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public "letter of solidarity" to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. The letter, published Friday in The → Read More

Latino actors, writers pen ‘letter of solidarity’ amid fears

The letter was published in The New York Times and in a handful of Spanish-language newspapers → Read More

Latino actors, writers pen 'letter of solidarity' amid fears

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public "letter of solidarity" to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. The letter, published Friday in The New York Times and in a handful of Spanish-language newspapers, says the signers… → Read More

Latino actors, writers pen ‘letter of solidarity’ amid fears

Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public "letter of solidarity" to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. → Read More

Latino Actors, Writers Pen ‘Letter Of Solidarity’ Amid Fears

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public “letter of solidarity” to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. The letter, published Friday in The New York… → Read More

Latino actors, writers pen 'letter of solidarity' amid fears

ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. (AP) — Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public "letter of solidarity" to U. S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2017, file photo, actress America Ferrera speaks to the crowd during the women's march… → Read More