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Aaron Trujillo

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Born and raised in the Bronx, NY I was brought up in a place filled with rich Hispanic roots and pride and the fact that I was Dominican, Mexican and Cuban myself only made my childhood more interesting. I was …

Tony and Shelli Cortez

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Husband and wife, Tony and Shelli Cortez, speak with the Afrolatin@ Project about being Latinoamericano, Afrolatino and the Census. Tony recalls being in grade school and trying to find a box to check for his identity.

zarela martinez

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I was born in Sonora, Mexico, and grew up on a cattle ranch. I was raised to triumph. When I was 8 years old my mother told me that she had named me Zarela because it would look good in …

Alvaro Paulino Jr.

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Considering I’m a fifth generation Mariachi musician in the Paulino Dynasty, I have a passion to promote and contribute to the cultural understanding and appreciation of folk and Mexican music. I encourage audiences to learn, develop skills, be entertained and increase …

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Asalia Olivares de Perez

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When I took my Teacher Training in Yoga, one of the requirements was to present a project of interest to me. I focused on a project involving the Hispanic population, especially people that do not have medical insurance or do …

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Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders

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Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is a New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating Mexican culture and promoting the understanding of Mexican traditions through arts, culture, humanities, and annual holiday celebrations. It was founded in 2000 as a …

graciela ramirez

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Mi nombre es Graciela Ramírez, naci el 14 julio de 1969 en un pueblo llamado el Paraíso municipio de ursulo Galvan, Veracruz, Mexico. Llegue a este país en el ano 2002 fue mi primera vez que vine con mi ex …

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Arturo O'Farrill

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It’s a cultural reality that I’m doing what my father (jazz composer Chico O’Farrill) did. Particularly in Latin America, sons are expected to do what their fathers do. Because of my background, people assume all I do is Latin jazz …

Flora Mendoza

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My mom is from the Basque country in Spain and my dad is from North Mexico. Her family were union organizers under Franco, which was not okay at the time and she came to the United States with $30 in …