Latino Honors: Who The U.S. Government Should Recognize Now

Nationally syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette recently wrote a piece asking why the U.S. keeps naming things like streets and more recently, a Navy ship, after Cesar Chavez (who also has a postage stamp).

Chavez, the Mexican American union leader who helped farm workers get their rights for the first time, definitely deserves to be honored, but why doesn’t the U.S. honor more Latinos?

Who else could the government consider when christening ships, naming federal buildings, streets and buildings and issuing postage stamps? Here’s a list of people who should get big-time props!

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Damarys Ocaña Perez,

Damarys Ocaña Perez is Director of Editorial Content at Latina Media Ventures. She leads its magazine, Latina, the pre-eminent beauty, fashion, culture and lifestyle magazine for acculturated U.S. Hispanic women and is responsible for maintaining Latina’s voice, vision and mission across all LMV platforms. Born in Havana and raised in Miami, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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