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Juan Carlos Chavez - Latino Affairs Reporter

Latino Affairs Reporter

I am from the city of Lima (Peru). When I was a teenager I thought of dedicating myself professionally to football but the passion for reading and writing took me in other ways. This is how I came to journalism, a profession that has allowed me to get to know other cultures, countries and people of all kinds. I live in the United States because I always believed that this was the best place to dedicate myself to the press and tell stories with a human sense. I was not wrong. I went through Miami and finally arrived in Tampa, a city that has its own history and a rich Hispanic tradition. The perfect combination for a journalist like me.

  1. Dr. Paola Sequeira, left, was the first recipient of financial aid through the Latino Scholarship Program when she was a freshman at the University of South Florida in 1992. The scholarships are administered through the USF Foundation, chaired by Jose Valiente, right.
  2. Circe Roya, de 33 años, su esposo, Barbaro Roya, de 44, y Danet Rodríguez, de 29, activistas de Plantados de Tampa, un grupo que se enfoca en llamar la atención sobre la difícil situación del pueblo cubano bajo el gobierno comunista. Los activistas , hacen un Símbolo "L" que simboliza "Libertad",  por una Cuba libre..
  3. "L" is for "Libre" among members of Plantados de Tampa, a group that calls attention to the plight of the Cuban people under communist rule. From left are Circe Roya, 33; her husband, Barbaro Roya, 44; and Danet Rodriguez, 29.
  4. (Desde Izq)Tatiana Cox-López, Florimar Galdón y Yisenia Abrahantes durante la presentación de la tercera versión de Taco Fest en Tampa que se celebra el sábado.
  5. Three friends started the Taco Festival at Al Lopez Park and are hoping the third one Saturday will draw the biggest crowds yet. From left, Tatiana Cox-López, Florimar Galdón, and Yisenia Abrahantes.
  6. El compositor Freddy Dulanto Miranda le da una mirada única al terreno musical.
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(De izquierda a derecha) Elizabeth Herrera (madre de Sharon) Sabrina Huerta (hija), Sharon de Huerta, Oscar Huerta, Oscar Alfonso Huerta (hijo) y Maritza Tapia de Huerta (madre de Oscar) posan para una foto frente a su nuevo hogar el viernes. 24 de septiembre de 2021 en Hudson.
  8. Left to right: Elizabeth Herrera, Sabrina Huerta, Sharon de Huerta, Óscar Huerta, Óscar Alfonso Huerta and Maritza Tapia de Huerta pose for a photo in front of their new home Friday in Hudson.
  9. Bridges to Health es un programa para mejorar la salud de la comunidad y reducir las disparidades de salud. Lorena Sánchez, 23, (cargando una caja) es una de las beneficiadas.
  10. Lorena Sanchez, 23, from Guatemala, picks up fruits and vegetables Thursday during a twice-monthly visit to Wimauma by the Veggie Van, a mobile marketplace operated by the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA
  11. Mónica Rodríguez, de 47 años, dirige tanto el Consejo Asesor Hispano del alguacil de Hillsborough como la Coalición Latina de Tampa Bay.
  12. Eli González,fundador de Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Pinellas County y Chris Steinocher, de St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
  13. Three Pinellas business leaders review a map depicting mortgage trends at the offices of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. From left are Roberto Borrero, chief operating officer of the Tampa Bay Latin Chamber of Commerce; Eli Gonzalez, founder of the new Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Pinellas County; and Chris Steinocher, chief executive of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
  14. Mónica Rodríguez, 47, leads both the Hillsborough sheriff's Hispanic Advisory Council and the Latino Coalition of Tampa Bay.
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    Rosa Rodríguez, quien dirige un programa diferente a cualquier otro en Florida por la variedad de servicios que ofrece para sordos, hace la señal de “Te amo”.
  16. Mariangely Torres, de 27 años, se enteró del Programa para evitar el desalojo por medio de una amiga puertorriqueña y recibió ayuda con el alquiler de un mes en su casa móvil ubicada en Brandon. Torres había estado bien durante la pandemia hasta que se sometió a una cirugía de emergencia en abril. JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ | CENTRO Tampa
  17. Mariangely Torres, 27, learned about the Eviction Defense Project from a friend and got help with a month's rent on her Brandon mobile home. Torres had been doing well during the pandemic until she underwent emergency surgery in April.
  18. Christian Salinas, de 48 años, confía en que su nueva estación de comida peruana ubicada dentro de un Marathon, en Riverview, se convertirá en un espacio popular. Su puesto de comida se instalará en una esquina que anteriormente estaba ocupada por un Subway.
  19. Peruvian-born Christian Salinas, 46, opens a new restaurant this week at a Marathon gas station in Riverview, replacing an old Subway location. Salinas also has a food truck and a free-standing restaurant.
  20. Luis Angel Rodriguez Roque, de 23 años, recibe una vacuna Moderna de la voluntaria Mary Landsberger durante una campaña patrocinada por la Clínica Mi Salud, un programa de Latino Leadership, en asociación con el Colegio de Enfermería de USF Health, en el Centro Comunitario Sadye Gibbs Martin en Plant City el viernes.
  21. Rosa Rodriguez and Sabila Beganovic communicate via sign language Wednesday with a group of deaf people during a Zoom video chat at the Safety Harbor library. Rodriguez runs the library system's Deaf Literacy Center, and Beganovic, who was a student in the program, is an assistant.
  22. Isaret Jeffers, of  Colectivo Arbol, opened a shelter about two hours from Tampa. It has four rooms and is surrounded by three acres.
  23. Luis Angel Roriguez Roque, 23, gets a Moderna vaccine from Volunteer Mary Landsberger during a clinic sponsored by Clinica Mi Salud, a program of Latino Leadership, in partnership with USF Health’s College of Nursing, at the Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center in Plant City on Friday.