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ASPIRA and the Puerto Rican Bar Association of FL

 

Saturday, June 13, 2009, ASPIRA of Florida was well represented at the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida "2nd Annual Legal Status of Puerto Rico". The event took place at Nova Southeastern University.

President of PR's House of Representatives, Honorable Jennifer Gonzalez; Puerto Rico's Secretary of State, Honorable Kenneth McClintock; Puerto Rico's Senator, Honorable Eduardo Bhatia; former Mayor of the City of Miami, Honorable Maurice A. Ferre; Secretary for North American Relations, Senator Manuel Rodriguez Orellana; Professor of Law at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Antonio Fernos; Professor of Law at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Carlos I. Gorrin Peralta; Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Angel Oquendo; Associate Dean & Professor of Law, Florida International University, Ediberto Roman; Professor of Law and Practicing Attorney, Celina Romany; Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Blanca G. Silvestrini.

In this picture from left to right:

resizeddsc02052Attorney Yesenia Collazo, ASPIRA Broward Local Advisory Council member, Ruth Pacheco, ASPIRA Broward Local Advisory Council Chairperson, Senator Eduardo Bhatia Gautier, Sandra Sanchez, ASPIRA Broward Director, and Aspirante Ednelson Leon

The purpose of the event was to bring attention to and raise awareness for the issues related to the legal and political status of Puerto Rico, in the context of the American democratic system of government.  The conference proved to be enlightening and educational.