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November 15, 2012

PR Bar gala
THE PUERTO RICAN BAR ASSOCIATION of Florida, Inc., recently celebrated its Ninth Annual Gala at the EPIC Hotel in Miami. The theme was “Voting is Empowerment.” The event began with the national anthem and La Borinqueña, by Harold Hernandez on his cuatro, a traditional Puerto Rican guitar. This was followed by the keynote speaker U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, who spoke about the Puerto Rican history and its influence on Florida, pointing out Juan Ponce de Leon as the first governor of Puerto Rico. The president of the PRBA, Richard R. Robles, addressed the constitutional voting rights issues affecting Puerto Ricans on the island and the need to vote on the behalf of those who are disenfranchised. Judge Migna Sanchez-Llorens spoke about pro bono and public service. The newly installed board of directors includes Robles, president; Luis Figueroa, regional VP for the Second District; Hector Rivera, regional VP for the Third District; Yesenia Collazo, regional VP for the Fourth District; Anthony Suarez, regional VP for the Fifth District; Alejandro Tirado-Luciano, treasurer; and Nicholas G. Rossoletti, secretary. Pictured from the left are Rivera, Alejandro Tirado-Luciano, Robles, Nicholas G. Rossoletti, Sen. Bill Nelson, and Yesenia Collazo.

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