Por: Mariam M. EchevarrÃa BÃ¡ez
Noticia saliÃ³ publicada en: 9/25/2003
See the pic of http://myboricua.com/Pics/chcaward.jpgRicky receive his award
The Boricua star Ricky Martin received Wednesday in the MCI Center of Washington DC the first Presidential Humanitarian Award for his service at the global community level, in a ceremony in which Celia Cruz was also given a tribute called "Guarachera del Mundo".
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, CHCI for
its abbreviation in English who paid homage to Martin, the only Hispanic Governor, Bill Richardson, and to RaÃºl Yzaguirre, who has been a pillar of the community during the 26th annual Gala of CHCI.
The gala, which is held to raise funds, is the founding place of many of the big latin leaders in the country and raised 3 million dollars for programs to develop the leadership fo CHCI which will be benefiting youth programs for Latins in the US.
The governor of New MÃ©xico Bill Richardson received the Medallion of Excelence for Leadership for besing th eonly hispanic governor of this country.
The founder, president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, RaÃºl Yzaguirrereceived for Community Service for his more than 35 years of service and national defense.
The Gala was hosted by Mario LÃ³pez de "The Other Half'" of NBC and included Ricky Martin in a special tribut to the musical legend of Celia Cruz.
The singer of "Tal vez" was honored Tuesday in NY by the United Nations, in a closed door ceremony where he was chosen for his humanitarian labor, especially the foundation People for the Children which combats among other wrongs, child prostitution. The Pope, Muhammed Ali, and Sting have received this distinction on the part of the United Nations in the past.
Olga TanÃ³n made everyone dance with a program concert of 9o minutes.
CHCI is an educational and independent that provides development and leadership servies for university studesn of Hispanic origin. The directors of CHCI are composed of Spanish congressmen, leaders of business and corporate executives.
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