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Latino pols dream of Aztl

It sounds like paranoid plot of a suspense novel: a conspiracy by Latino
politicians and activists to re-conquer the American Southwest and expel all
non-Latinos.

But a loose coalition of groups has used renewed interest in immigration
issues to launch a campaign to draw attention to what they say is evidence
of just such an agenda. This includes an ad campaign designed to make people
aware of what they say are treasonous statements by some of California’s
most prominent and respected Latino politicians.

“They are all reconquistas,” said Evelyn Miller, describing the Democratic
Latino Caucus. Miller is a spokeswoman for the Huntington Beach-based
California Coalition for Immigration Reform (CCIR). The group said that many
powerful Latino Democrats support Aztl


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