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Move over, Matthew and Beto: is Texas ready for a Latina governor?

Posted on AllSides October 7th, 2021
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Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

One of my favorite tales from the vault of family lore involves a woman named Ignacia Jasso, who was better known as “La Nacha”. As the tale goes, in the late 1930s or early 40s, a distant relative eloped with one of La Nacha’s daughters. But La Nacha did not approve of this marriage and, as the head of one of the first Mexican drug syndicates based in Juarez, she ordered that the relative be shot.

He survived, and fled Texas, where he died of natural causes decades later in another state....

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