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Op-ED – Puerto Rico: The Battle For Paradise

Photo: mostphoto.com

Photo: mostphoto.com

Like everywhere else in Puerto Rico, the small mountain city of Adjuntas was plunged into total darkness by Hurricane Maria. When residents left their homes to take stock of the damage, they found themselves not only without power and water, but also totally cut off from the rest of the island. Every single road was blocked, either by mounds of mud washed down from the surrounding peaks, or by fallen trees and branches. Yet amid this devastation, there was one bright spot.

A Solar Oasis

Just off the main square, a large, pink colonial-style house had light shining through every window. It glowed like a beacon in the ...

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‘Sudor Taino’ – How One Latina Turned A Near-Death Experience Into A Fitness Ideology

Photo courtesy of Sudor Taino Fitness Studio

Photo courtesy of Sudor Taino Fitness Studio

 

Annika Darling/CTLatinoNews.com

At 635 New Park Avenue, West Hartford, Conn., one Latina has used fitness to create a unified tribe. There are no judgments, everyone is included, workouts are innovative and everyone supports one another. Who is the leader of this tribe? Karla Medina.

Medina is a community focused, driven Latina. For more than 20 years she has been a law enforcement officer for the Hartford Police Department and an advocate for fitness. Two years ago she retired from the Hartford PD and began pursuing her passion for fitness full time. The result: Sudor Taino, a fitness studio founded on a unique ...

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Leader of Latino Business Group Steps Down Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

 

Javier Pal;mares, Photo credit: USHCC

Javier Palomares,                     Photo credit: USHCC

The head of a prominent Latino business organization is leaving his job amid allegations of financial impropriety and sexual harassment.

Late Monday, directors of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced that the group’s president and chief executive, Javier Palomarez, would step aside.

“After much deliberation and careful consideration for the future of the USHCC,” the board said, “Mr. Palomarez and the board of directors have mutually agreed to undergo a leadership transition for the organization effective immediately.”

The board made no mention of the allegations that have enveloped its chief executive, saying only that it was committed to “dignity, respect, and a ...

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