Author: Leonard Rodriguez

Cristina Teuscher

By Leonard Rodriguez This column highlights inspiring stories of Latino leaders. For more than 500 years, Latino men and women have positively influenced the face of United States society. Let us celebrate these outstanding hispanics. Cristina Teuscher Quickly making swimming history and garnering national attention, swimmer Cristina Teuscher is compiling an enormous wealth of victories. A two-time U.S. national champion, Teuscher won a 1994 silver medal at the World Championships and three gold medals at the 1995 Pan Am Games. Recently making Olympic history at the 1996 games in Atlanta, Teuscher won a gold medal and set an Olympic...

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COVID-19 Monday Morning Brief

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Monday, May11, 2020 8:00 a.m. COVID-19 Monday Morning Brief Brought to you by The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce   U.S. Texas Bexar County Total Cases 1,309,541 38,394 1,887 Total Deaths 78,794 1,066 56 MONDAY MORNING OBSERVATION –RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT AND FLASHING YELLOW It’s been 7 weeks sinceSan Antonio and Bexar County issued the joint Stay Home, Work Safe order.  Itis set to expire in 9 days with no indication of being extended.  Last week’s news cycle was an interdependent mess of April unemployment numbers,majorbankruptcy headlines, and more alarming data on COVID-19 impact to...

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Luis V. Gutierrez

By Leonard Rodriguez This column highlights inspiring stories of Latino leaders. For more than 500 years, Latino men and women have positively influenced the face of United States society. Let us celebrate these outstanding hispanics Luis V. Gutierrez Establishing his reputation as a community leader, Luis V. Gutierrez was elected to Chicago’s City Council in 1986. He led the charge to build more affordable housing for the working poor and worked tirelessly for the passage of the Chicago Human Rights Amendment, which prevents discrimination in housing and hiring based upon sexual orientation. Bringing this same passion for equality and...

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Dr. Francisco Sanchez Alvarez

By Leonard Rodriguez This column highlights inspiring stories of Latino leaders. For more than 500 years, Latino men and wom- en have positively influenced the face of United States so- ciety. Let us celebrate these outstanding hispanics. Dr. Francisco Sanchez  Alvarez Born in Jalapa, Mexico in 1928, Dr Francisco Sanchez Alvarez came to the U.S. to begin his graduate studies in organic chemistry at Harvard University under well-known Professor Louis Fieser. In 1957, he returned to Mexico as a development research scientist with Syntax. By 1964, he was named departmental head or Syntax in Palo Alto, California. In 1973,...

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Francisco Ferreras Rodriguez

By Leonard Rodriguez This column highlights inspiring stories of Latino leaders. For more than 500 years, Latino men and wom- en have positively influenced the face of United States so- ciety. Let us celebrate these outstanding hispanics. Francisco Ferreras Rodriguez On November 14th, 1993, in Freeport, Bahamas, Francis- co Ferreras Rodriguez broke the boundaries of underwater and human capability when he dove 410 ft beneath the sea without air, establishing new depth and time world re- cords. Clocked at 2 minutes and 9 seconds, he surpassed the limits that physical scien- tists thought possible for free diving. Born in...

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