Death of Raul Hector Castro

June 12, 1916 - April 10, 2015
San DIego, California | Age 98

Arizona's 1st Hispanic governor, also a US ambassador, dies
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By PAUL DAVENPORT and JONATHAN J. COOPER, The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — Raul Hector Castro first noticed discrimination on his way to school in a dusty Arizona border town.

Why, he wondered, did the white kids ride on a bus while he and his friends from Mexico had to walk? And later: Why were Hispanics always working as laborers, not in offices or carrying the mail?

Castro would stare down discrimination and overcome extreme poverty on his way to becoming...

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