Aailyay Gustamantes and the Folklorico Dancers wait to perform during the 83rd New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens State Convention at the Best Western Sally Port Inn, Saturday evening. Mark Wilson Photo
New Mexico LULAC held its State Director’s Awards Banquet on Saturday night at Best Western Sally Port Inn, capping off a busy day for the organization’s annual state convention.
New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, District Judge M. Monica Zamora and New Mexico State Worker’s Compensation Judge Victor S. Lopez were each awarded LULAC’s Medal of Valor and Excellence, while civil rights leader Reies Lopez Tijerina earned the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
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