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My name is Ivonne Figueroa and I am the founder, editor, and principal writer of this site. In January 1995 my husband and I established EL BORICUA as a monthly cultural and bilingual publication. Our website began as a single page site shortly thereafter.

I was born in San Juan on November 1, 1951 and was raised between Río Piedras and Cayey. My mother is Dolores Morales Robert de Flores, originally from Orocovis, now a retired educator living in the Dallas area. My father, Fernando Flores Colón, was a San Juan police detective, originally from Coamo (Coamo Arriba). When I was thirteen my family moved to the states. I studied business management and history at the University of Texas and Howard Payne University.

My husband, Javier Figueroa, was born in Chihuahua, México. We met as teenagers and married later. Javier is a retired high school teacher. We are the parents of four children and as of this writing - six grandchildren.

Our beautiful webpage was designed by Tayna Miranda Zayas of MarkNet Group Inc.

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