Cinco de Mayo -- or the fifth of May -- commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.
So in honor of Cinco de Mayo and our state’s Hispanic population, here is a list of Arizona’s media that targets our Hispanic population. Like any media list, we did our best to ensure the accuracy of the links, descriptions, etc. Please forgive any errors (and let us know so we can update FinderBinder!)
Many are produced in English and in Spanish. And although the media outlets prefer that interviews be conducted in Spanish, if the story line is a good one and is relevant to their target audience, they will happily talk to your English-speaking spokesperson and translate accordingly.
Hispanic Print Media
La Estrella De Tucson -- Spanish version of AZ Daily Star in Tucson
Tv Y Mas -- Weekly entertainment magazine in Phoenix
El Imparcial -- Daily general news in Tucson and Southern Arizona/Mexico border
La Voz -- Weekly general news in Phoenix
Bajo El Sol -- Weekly version of Yuma Sun in Yuma
Prensa Hispana-- Weekly general news in Phoenix
Radio (not all stations have websites, we have included where available)
Television (not all stations have websites, we have included where available)