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Uphill Climb For The National American Latino Museum

Eva Longoria

First Posted: 12/25/2011 2:28 pm Updated: 12/25/2011 2:28 pm

LOS ANGELES — Television's highest-earning actress and a San Francisco art museum chief are two of the key figures in the bid to establish a new museum on the Mall devoted to the history and culture of American Latinos.

But Eva Longoria, who will rally public support for a bill in Congress to create the museum, and Jonathan Yorba, chairman of the museum-lobbying group that picked her, also played key roles in the creation of a problem-plagued Los Angeles museum and cultural center focused on the contributions of Mexican Americans in Southern California.

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