Latino Community, Immigration and General Assignment Reporter
After working for his college paper, Tovin started his professional career in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he fell in love with the variety and excitement of working in daily journalism as well as with a sandwich called the torta ahogada. He comes to the Las Vegas Sun from the Santa Cruz Sentinel, where he covered higher education, city government and immigration. Prior to Santa Cruz, Tovin was on staff at the San Diego Union-Tribune, Miami New Times and Naples Daily News and worked as a freelance journalist for numerous publications. He has reported extensively in Latin America, including Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia and Mexico, and holds masters degrees in journalism and Latin American Studies from UC Berkeley.
- Charity works up a lather to donate soap to the needy
- Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
- Clean the World has grown from a garage operation into an international nonprofit organization, and now it’s aiming for a world record.
- Concerts, festivals, boxing and more on tap for Mexican Independence Day, Hispanic Heritage Month
- Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
- Like a weekend music festival with multiple stages, getting the most from the multitude of events related to Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month in Las Vegas requires a tactical approach.
- Las Vegans remain focused on immigration overload despite falloff in media coverage
- Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
- The national news media may have moved on to topics like the racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., and fighting in the Middle East, but immigration attorneys and advocates say the fight is just beginning over how to handle ...
- Will impasse on immigration galvanize Hispanic voters, or leave them apathetic?
- Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
- Inaction on immigration reform has left both parties in jeopardy of losing Hispanic voters, either by causing them to grow apathetic or by galvanizing them into a force of ...
- Is it finally Las Vegas’ time to get a major pro sports team?
- Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
- We’ve heard the pitches for years. One year it’s basketball, the next year it’s hockey, or baseball. So you can hardly blame Las Vegans for being skeptical about our ...
- What a trip: New show in Las Vegas melds entertainment with tourism promo
- Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014
- The Mexican state of Veracruz has taken a new approach to marketing itself to tourists: It's launched a Las Vegas Strip show that features ...
- How a wind turbine works
- Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
- The wind can produce energy. We know that. But how much? At what cost? And is wind energy a solution for Nevada?
- ‘Love God Love People’: Las Vegas church leader reaches out to LGBT violence victims
- Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
- The Rev. Kathryn Obenour grew up in a household where helping those in need was a way of life. Now, at age 73, she's launched a final project: to provide members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community with ...
- Chikungunya, a disease with an odd name but painful symptoms, turns up in Nevada
- Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
- It has a funky name, is transmitted by a particularly aggressive mosquito and has spread throughout the Caribbean and into the U.S. since its introduction to the Western Hemisphere late last year. Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus previously limited to Asia, has now appeared in Nevada, too. The Southern Nevada Health District has confirmed that the illness was found in a Clark County resident returning from vacation, adding Nevada to the list of states touched by the virus' expansion in 2014. The illness will most likely be limited ...
- Suspect in Mexico stabbing death captured in North Las Vegas
- Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
- A Mexican national accused of a fatal stabbing in his home country nearly 16 years ago has been returned to Mexico after he was arrested last month in North Las Vegas. Pedro Curiel-Herrera, 35, was...