From Honduras to Humboldt Park (Hector’s Mom)

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Hector’s mom Yeni was born in a mountain village outside the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa and immigrated to Chicago when she was six. She later joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Hector is the founder and editor of MANO magazine as well as the host of the LATINISH podcast. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's also the senior editor of Latino Rebels as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He was a columnist at RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, Good Morning America, TIME and other outlets, and his writing was featured in Ricanstruction, a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. He studied history at the University of Illinois-Chicago where his concentration was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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