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El Matador – Chi-Chi Rodriguez

The putting green was his stage, a golf club his prop and the 18-hole course his partner; it may be an unlikely medium for a poor, Puerto Rican boy in the 1940s to find his calling, but Chi-Chi Rodriguez did ...

Piri Thomas | The Flow Master

Living in a dichotomous world where color was chosen over culture, Piri Thomas an Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican man busted open a literary door for future Latino writers to successfully walk through. For so many ...

The Original King of Comedy…Cantinflas

At the dawn of Mexico’s golden age of cinema, a single man helped start the party and remained an indelible star and symbol of his country’s humility, humor and people. Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes, profe...
Edward James Olmos Actor

Edward James Olmos…A True Hollywood Don

Sometimes you choose your profession and sometimes a profession chooses you. You might say this is what happened to Edward James Olmos. Despite harboring dreams of being a baseball star, the 70-year-old Mexican...

Freddie Prinze – A Prinze Among Men

“Loooooking good!” That single line let loose from the wide grin of a handsome and lanky kid from New York City’s Washington Heights, cemented Freddie Prinze as a cultural icon and comic legend. Frederick K...

Manos De Piedra: Roberto Duran

The hands of stone aka Roberto Duran gets a bum rap. Here’s a world champion several times over, winner of 103 fights, Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, and yet casual sports fans think of him as that guy who quit....

Jaime Escalante

“You're going to work harder here than you've ever worked anywhere else. And the only thing I ask from you is ganas.” – Stand and Deliver While this concept isn’t new it took on new meaning thanks to Jaime E...

Cheo Feliciano

Amusical chameleon is perhaps the best way to describe Cheo Feliciano. A true sonero with a voice that could rival Sinatra topped with a drum’s rim shot. Often imitated, never duplicated José Luis Feliciano...
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