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Carlos Santana, Mexican-born American Musician

Carlos Santana, was born July 20, 1947 in Autlán de Navarro, Mexico.  He is a Mexican-born American musician whose popular music combined rock, jazz, blues, and Afro-Cuban rhythms with a Latin sound. Santana began playing the violin at age five; by age eight, however, he had switched to the guitar. As a teenager, he played in bands in Tijuana, Mexico, where he was…

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Isabel Allende famous author, activist and immigrant

Isabel Allende Chilean author Isabel Allende won worldwide acclaim when her bestselling first novel, The House of the Spirits, was published in 1982. In addition to launching Allende’s career as a renowned author, the book, which grew out of a farewell letter to her dying grandfather, also established her as a feminist force in Latin…

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Immigrants Have Made America Great

Immigrants have made this country great and this week we continue our spotlight on another of this country’s most famous immigrants. Nikola Tesla Nikola Tesla (July 10, 1856 to January 7, 1943) was an engineer known for designing the alternating-current (AC) electric system, which is still the predominant electrical system used across the world today.…