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Special PuertoRicans.Com Photo Exhibit. We met with former Menudo Charlie Masso, "Ojetivo Fama" finalist Jayro, amoung others

The Latino Issues Convention and Expo is a unique event, convening over 4,000 Latinos each day, from all points of the New York metro tri-state area. The convention is the largest indoor Latino event of its kind in the region. The convention, as last year, was held at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, New Jersey, a 150,000 square feet facility capable of hosting 200 plus exhibitors and more than 10,000 visitors.

The event started with an expo-consumer show and convocation on Friday morning with conference workshop sessions on various issues, from education to health, and economic development and workforce issues. The Unity Luncheon for 1000 delegates was on Friday May 26 Invited keynote speakers included Governor Jon Corzine, U.S. Senator Bob Menéndez and Attorney General Zulima Farber.

The Saturday session featured exhibition booths, a consumer show, and health clinics, major entertainment, cultural events and food. The National Latino Folkloric Dance Competition will be the highlight of the day. A concert by world renowned Tuna de Segreles will be presented as part of the cultural celebration. There was no charge to the public.

This event was sponsored by The Latino Institute, Inc., a private, non-profit, charitable educational organization.

Please feel free to contact The Latino Institute if you have any questions. Any interested parties should contact Mr. Colón or Ms. Carmen Torres at 973-481-2522, or via e-mail at or

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