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Tania Blas moved to South Portland, ME from Peru in 2006. She and her husband are both Systems Engineers and came here to join family. They are raising three school-aged children and running their own computer service and repair business called Informatics Services, Home and Business. She also teaches computer classes in the community.
Victoria Chicon was raised in Lima, Peru, the daughter of a Chinese father and Peruvian mother. She worked as a filmmaker, editor, and instructor before immigrating to the US in 1998. In Maine she has helped to raise her grandchildren, worked in hospitality, volunteered at community radio and community TV stations and teaches Spanish to elementary school students. Victoria passionately advocates for members of the Latin community in Portland, ME and can be heard weekly on WMPG (90.9FM) Sundays from 12:30-2PM on her Spanish music and information program called Cruz del Sur, or you can stream it live from www.wmpg.org.
To see her program "Nosotros, We The People" on community TV, visit www.ctn5.org.
Dec 16 Raphael Mabiala (DRC).