Oliver Simoes wrote:
With the current winds of xenophobia and intolerance blowing in Arizona these days, it doesn't surprise me that Latinos are absent from those meetings. There's power in silence.
[Edited at 2011-05-10 18:07 GMT]
In my state, which has a much lower Spanish-speaking population than AZ, the demand for Spanish interpreters is high and growing exponentially. It's very odd that this would be happening in AZ. You may be quite right about why this is the case.