The country’s largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy group has pulled its 2009 annual convention out of Kansas City. The board of directors of the National Council of La Raza on Saturday authorized La Raza’s president and CEO Janet Murguia to make the move after a prolonged controversy centering on the appointment of a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps to a city commission. The Minutemen volunteer to patrol the U.S.–Mexico border—often armed—in an attempt to keep ...

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