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Wednesday, April 6 • 4:30pm - 5:20pm
¡Controversia! Hispanic Hot Topics

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With the Hispanic population reaching record highs and growing steadily, many controversial issues have taken center stage in today’s media. In the final dialog of the day, panelists will discuss the hot topics shaping current Hispanic public opinion including business, technology, economy, religion, immigration policy and Cuban policy. Time for Q&A will be set aside at the end of the session. Growing Economic empowerment of Latinos.

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Alejandra Castillo

National Director, Minority Business Development Agency
  In 2014, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker appointed Ms. Alejandra Y. Castillo to serve as the National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).  Ms. Castillo is the first Hispanic-American woman to lead the Agency since its creation.  In this... Read More →
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Patrcia Mazzei

Miami Herald, Political Writer
Patricia Mazzei is the political writer for the Miami Herald. She joined the newspaper in 2007 after graduating from the University of Miami. Her previous beats include congressional and state legislative politics, Miami-Dade County Hall, Miami City Hall and Broward County public... Read More →
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Alex Nogales

President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
Elected President of the NHMC in the late nineties, Alex Nogales has tirelessly advocated for the Latino community. Under Nogales’ leadership, the NHMC has filed over fifty petitions to deny broadcast licenses with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC).  As leader of one of... Read More →
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Kristian Ramos

Kristian Ramos believes in the power of progressive policy and the positive effects it has for the Latino community. He has worked in national and local politics, in both the House and Senate working most recently for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. He cut his teeth on policy... Read More →

Wednesday April 6, 2016 4:30pm - 5:20pm EDT
Grand Ballroom