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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

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01/18/2012

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Hispanic Heritage Month
SEPT 15 -OCT15
 
Florida's Hispanic Leaders
Sonia Sotomayor 
She is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Sotomayor for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace retired JusticeDavid Souter . Her nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 6, 2009, by a vote of 68–31, and she was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts on August 8. Sotomayor is the Court's 111th justice, its first Hispanic justice, and its third female justice. Sotomayor is of Puerto Rican descent and wasborn in the Bronx.
Emilio Azcárraga Jean
The son of Mexican media mogul Emilio Azcárraga Milmo and French citizen Nadine Jean, Azcárraga Jeanleads Grupo Televisa, currently Mexico’s leading broadcaster. Jean took the reins of Grupo Televisa, nowMexico's leading broadcaster, after his father passed away in 1997. He is one of Latin America’s richestbusiness persons with a fortune estimated at 1.6 billion dollars according to Forbes.
Carlos Alvarez
Alvarez was born in Cuba, and was eight years old when his family came to the United States. He waselected Mayor of Miami-Dade County in November of 2004. Prior to his election as Mayor, Alvarez wasdirector of the Miami-Dade Police Department, having served the community in various capacities formore than 27 years, beginning in 1976.
 
Florida's Hispanic Leaders
 Jorge Labarga
 Jorge Labarga is a Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, taking office on January 6, 2009. He was a Judgefor the 15th Circuit Court in Palm Beach County, Florida from 1996 until 2009. He is notable as the judgewho refused a new vote during the 2000 U.S. Presidential election on the grounds that the Constitutionstated that an election must be held everywhere in the United States on the same day, not just in onearea. He is the second Cuban-American ever appointed to the Florida Supreme Court and the onlyHispanic currently serving.
Lincoln Rafael Diaz-Balart
Lincoln Rafael Diaz-Balart (born Lincoln Rafael Diaz-Balart y Caballero on August 13, 1954), an Cuban-American politician, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, the Florida Senate, andsince 1993 has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representingFlorida's 21st congressional district.
Armando Codina
A Cuban-American self-made millionaire, Codina’s first venture was the creation of ProfessionalAutomated Services, Inc. (P.A.S.), a firm created in 1970 to provide data processing services to physicians.As a result of the firm's success, Codina is recognized as a pioneer in the development of comprehensivemedical management systems, including processing, accounts receivable, management reporting andmultiple financial services. In 2006, Codina Group and Flagler Development merged into one company,thus establishing one of the most respected real estate investment, development, construction, brokerageand property management firm corporations in Florida.

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