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2003 Hispanic Heritage: Hispanic Leaders

Florida Hispanic Heritage Month 2003

Artist's Statement | Florida Mangrove | The Journey | Press Release | Hispanic Leaders

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Visit from José María Aznar, President of the Government of Spain

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Florida Hispanic Leaders

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Florida Hispanic Leaders

  • Cesar L. Alvarez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greenberg Traurig LLP

  • Fernando Bujones, Ballet Dancer

  • Fernando Caldeiro, Astronaut

  • Al Cardenas, Attorney and former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida

  • Armando Codina, President of the Codina Group and first Hispanic to serve on the Board of GM Motors

  • Xavier Cortada, Artist

  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Member, U.S. House of Representatives

  • Mario Diaz-Balart, Member, U.S. House of Representatives

  • Nils Diaz, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

  • Emilio Estefan, Musician and record executive

  • Gloria Estefan, Singer, performer and composer

  • Andy Garcia, Actor

  • Dr. Pedro José Greer, Jr., Author, physician and professor

  • Alberto Ibarguen, Publisher, The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald

  • Julio Iglesias, Singer

  • Marcos Jiménez, United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida

  • Modesto "Mitch" Maidique, President, Florida International University

  • Bob Martinez, former Mayor of Tampa and Governor of Florida

  • Mel Martinez, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Roberto Martinez, former U.S. Attorney Southern District of Florida

  • Ambassador Otto Reich, Special Envoy to the Americas, National Security Council and former Ambassador to Venezuela

  • Ambassador Peter Romero, former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs/former Ambassador to Ecuador and to Colombia

  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Member of U.S. House of Representatives

  • Arturo Sandoval, Trumpet Player

  • Nestor Torres, Musician

Hispanic Government Officials

Florida-specific Hispanic women highlighted in the June 2003 edition of Hispanic Magazine's 100 Top Latinas

  • Josefina G. Carbonell, assistant secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Remedios Diaz-Oliver, CEO, All American Containers

  • Margarita Dominguez, vice president of information technology telecommunications services, Tampa Electric Company

  • Gloria Estefan, entertainer and entrepreneur

  • Ana Maria Fernandez-Haar, president, IAC Group

  • Lita Haeger, president, Association of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce

  • Aida Levitán, CEO, Publicis Sánchez & Levitan

  • Claudia Puig, senior vice-president and general manager, Hispanic Broadcasting Corp.

  • Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, U.S. congresswoman

  • Cristina Saralegui, talk show hostess and entrepreneur

  • Frances A. Sevilla-Sacasa, head of Citigroup Private Bank, Latin America and Europe

  • Rosa Sugrañes, CEO, Iberia Tiles Corporation

  • Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice-president of student affairs and human relations, and vice-provost of academic affairs, Florida International University

  • Mercy Viana, White House deputy press secretary

  • Antoinette Zel, president, MTV Networks Latin America

  • Tere Zubizarreta, president and CEO, Zubi Advertising

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 Reclamation Project 



Native Flags

The Reclamation Project and Native Flags are participatory eco-art projects by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada.  

In South Florida, they are presented in coordination with our project partners:

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MDC Earth Ethics Institute

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