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|WHEN? Friday, May 26, 2023 – From 2:00pm to 3:30pm|
WHERE? Rayburn 2-168 in the Capitol
LATINO FARMERS AND RANCHERS INTERNATIONAL RECOGNIZES FRANCISCO “PANCHO” VILLA’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH
Latino Farmers and Ranchers International, LFRI is pleased to announce that we have been selected to host this event by the Francisco “Pancho” Villa Foundation in Mexico City led by his grandchildren Martin and Francisco “Paco” Villa Garcia. The binational representative of the Villa Foundation Ms. Cindy A. Medina and also the founder for MRHPA, “Mexican Revolution History Professional Association” was instrumental in making this happen.
Mr. Francisco “Pancho” Villa Campa is the spokesperson for the Pancho Villa Foundation. He is General Francisco Villa’s youngest living grandson. He is the son of Francisco Villa Renteria (Mexican Military Doctor).
Mr. Raul Villa will be accompanying us at the capitol. He is a direct grandson of General Francisco Villa and son of Ernesto Villa.
Cindy A. Medina is a historian activist-genealogist-documentary promoter. She is based in Texas and is responsible for bringing this event to our attention and our support. Ms. Medina has in-depth knowledge of the Mexican Revolution and has developed deep and extensive ties to both the Pancho Villa family and foundation as well as to the Emiliano Zapata families.
Rudy Arredondo, president, CEO, Executive Director of Latino Farmers & Ranchers International, quoted: “We are honored to host this event. His legacy will never die as well as his fight for the farmers and ranchers. We are honored of our mission to protect, preserve, and serve historically discriminated against farmworkers, farmers and ranchers.
Our mission and activities allow us to provide resources and opportunities for our constituents to have direct access to identify resources and opportunities both public and private that they have previously been denied.”
Latino Farmers and Ranchers International, LFRI represents Latino farmers, ranchers and producers throughout the U.S. We have served by providing both advocacy and technical support. In some areas, we have been the only source of support to small and developing farmers and to the impoverished communities where many reside. Because of these needs, the LFRI has transitioned to a national and international organization with the administrative capacity to serve our members with boots-on-the ground. Moreover, we are now engaged in developing the necessary technical resources to assist our members in the various facets of agriculture, from cultivation to distribution to development of innovative food systems in their communities.