Obama Bestows Immigrants With Medal of Freedom
Arturo Sandoval, Dr. Mario Molina Honored With Medal of Freedom
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/21/2013 - 09:56

We're feeling overwhelmingly proud!

Cuban jazz musician Arturo Sandoval and Mexican Nobel Prize winner Dr. Mario Molina were among the 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013 recipients!

“The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” President Obama said. “This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world.”

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Latinos Among Medal of Freedom Award Recipients
Latinos Among Medal of Freedom Award Recipients
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2013 - 12:18

Hearty congratulations are in order for two Latinos who will soon receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

Grammy Award-winning musician Arturo Sandoval and Nobel Prize-winning environmental scientist Mario Molina join 14 other honorees who will receive the presidential award, known as the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Other recipients include former president Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.

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Sylvia Mendez
Medal of Freedom Recipient Sylvia Mendez is Ready For Her Closeup
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/08/2011 - 08:30

Today at 1:30 p.m. President Obama will place the Medal of Freedom on civil rights and education activist Sylvia Mendez for her work as a Latino education activist. We spoke to the Washington, DC–bound Mendez as she prepared to leave her home in Santa Ana, California, where 64 years ago her parents lead the landmark school desegregation case Mendez v. Westminster that paved the way for the integration of California schools, and later, schools nationwide.

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