Russell Contreras, Axios

Russell Contreras

Axios

Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Past articles by Russell:

Unsanctioned Saints to help with love and crime grow in popularity in Mexico and the U.S.

Some alienated Latinos are turning to unsanctioned Saints for spiritual guidance around love, crime, and money. → Read More

DeSantis campaigns in New Mexico as GOP makes bold governor bet

The state is one of the GOP's best opportunities to flip a Democratic governorship. → Read More

New Mexico teachers quit classroom to open marijuana dispensary

The women are among a small number of Latinas in the U.S. who have opened dispensaries → Read More

Post-Roe abortion access limits could overwhelm U.S. foster care systems

Post-Roe, it could get worse. → Read More

Exclusive poll: Majority of Latinos support Trump-era COVID border policy

It's a fresh data point reflecting the complex views Latino voters have on immigration. → Read More

More Pride organizers banning police from participating in annual parades

Police shootings of Black Americans and the historic fact that Stonewall was a riot against police have Pride events rethinking police participation. → Read More

As inflation keeps rising, more small-time thefts count as felonies

What you steal and the penalties you face vary broadly based on where you live. → Read More

GOP Sen. Tim Scott attacks public schools "for teaching kids that they are oppressors"

Portions of the significant speech obtained by Axios show Scott attempting to portray conservatives as protectors of the American experience. → Read More

GOP candidates double down on anti-immigrant rhetoric

Candidates from Nevada to Ohio are stepping up attacks on undocumented immigrants despite warnings the strategy may backfire. → Read More

Exclusive poll: Inflation hits Latino support for Democrats

The latest Axios-Ipsos Latino Poll shows inflation has replaced COVID-19 as the top concern. → Read More

The Latino groups backing Ketanji Brown Jackson for Supreme Court

Advocates see Jackson, who would be the first Black woman to serve on the high court, as an ally on critical civil rights issues. → Read More

Democrats to lose more ground among Hispanic voters, operatives warn

Democrats had hoped it might be a phenomenon specific to the Trump era. But new polling shows it accelerating. → Read More

The rise of white nationalist Hispanics

Experts say the far-right extremism among some Latino residents stems from those identifying as white and anti-Black sentiment. → Read More

Hispanic lawmakers express "extreme concern" over border robot dog plan

The lawmakers are seeking a meeting with CBP about the robots and possible interaction with migrants. → Read More

Tamales and the blues: Latino links to Black American music and cuisine

Bluesman Robert Johnson's 1930s homage to tamales points to neglected Latino connections to the South scholars are now uncovering. → Read More

Number of Black immigrants in the U.S. has soared 475% over the last 40 years

Reproduced from Pew ResearchThe number of Black immigrants in the U.S. has soared 475% over the last 40 years and is expected to keep rising in the coming... → Read More

Schools face pressure to purge books about racism and gender identity as banning skyrockets

Campaigns led by primarily white parents seek to ban certain books dealing with racism and gender identity as public schools become more diverse. → Read More

Latino groups want to do away with “Latinx”

Latinx appeared popular among some Gen Zers and academics, but polls show a small portion of Latinos use the term → Read More

Violent crime rates along US border stays low amid record-breaking nationwide spike

Violent crime rates in 11 of the largest communities along the U.S.-Mexico border stayed below the national average amid rise nationally → Read More

Latino homeownership rate jumped to nearly 50% in 2020, report says

The Hispanic Wealth Project found that homeownership rate grew despite Latinos lacking diversified financial assets. → Read More