Maribel Puentes

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Community Worker for the Health Consumer Center  - California Rural Legal Assistance , Inc.

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Maribel Puentes:
Maribel Puentes is a multitalented, strong community leader, in addition to being a gifted singer of tropical music,cumbias, rancheras and even corridos. She is originally from Km 43 Guadalupe Victoria, Mexicali. She moved to the US when she was ten years old. Since then she has not given up the Good Fight. At a very young age she confronted a migrant worker's life challenges, but she never gave up. She began as a community worker for the Migrant Program and Oregon Human Development. Since then for nearly twenty years Maribel has contributed to social and community causes. She has participated in a variety of community events and organizations, such as health fairs, organizations for cancer prevention and intervention, health and prenatal care programs, and more. Maribel now works for California Rural Legal Assistance as the community worker for the Health Consumer Center at CRLA's El Centro office. Maribel has another huge passion: music. When she was fourteen she won her first award at the University of Oregon through the migrant program. From then on she has performed at a variety of events and venues, like "la Movida" a local club in Oregon. Maribel has also taken part in different singing contests and has performed on national Spanish television networks, like TV Azteca, as well as radio shows like "el Show de Don Cheto" . The music idols that inspire her are the Mexican classics: La Sonora Santanera, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Sonia Lopez, Lola Beltran and the singers from the golden age of Mexican Cinema. Maribel Puentes is not only a community worker. She is also a community icon.

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