Awards - Reconocimientos

2000                Awarded “La Palma Espinada” by the Cuban American Culture Institute,
                         Los Angeles, California U.S.A.

1999                Awarded “La Rosa Blanca” by Patonatro Jose Martí, Los Angeles,
                         California U.S.A.

1998                “Local Hero of the Year” Award - KCET and Union Bank of California,
                          Los Angeles, California, U.S.A

                         County of Los Angeles-Commendation, Outstanding Hispanic Men and Women

                         California State Senate-Certificate of Recognition, Hispanic Heritage Month

                         California State Assembly-Certificate of Recognition, Local Hero of the Year

                         California State Assembly-Certificate of Recognition, Contributions to the
                         Latino Community

                         U.S. Congress-Certificate of Congressional Recognition, dedication to the
                         Cuban-American Scholarship Fund

                         U.S. House of Representatives - Certificate of Congressional
                         Recognition,Service to the Community

1950               Confederacion de Trabajadores de Cuba, La Havana, Cuba