Happy Birthday to Carmen Inoa Vazquez

Happy Birthday to bicultural clinical psychologist, teacher and author Carmen Inoa Vazquez, born in Bonao, Dominican Republic, on July 16, 1942.   Vazquez graduated from Queens College, Cum Laude, and earned a Ph.D. from City University’s APA Approved Program in Clinical Psychology.  Vazquez contributes to numerous books, academic journals and popular magazines, offering advice and insight on the complex psychological perspective of ethnic minorities.  Her books include “Parenting with Pride Latino Style” and “The Maria Paradox”.  Vazquez also teaches as the Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine

Vicente Fox Quesada, President of Mexico

Happy Birthday to Vicente Fox Quesada, born on July 2, 1942 in Guanajuato, Mexico.  Fox made modern Mexican political history when he was elected as the first President from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional.  Fox defeated the Partido Revolucionario Institucional, which had ruled uninterrupted for 70 years.  Fox started his career in business, rising to the position of CEO of Coca-Cola in Mexico.  Once elected, he pursued policies to mitigate corruption, reformed the law enforcement system, privatized electric utilities, and developed a system of “micro-credits” to help Mexico’s farmers and small business owners.  Upon leaving office, Fox requested a Presidential pension on the basis that, “I have not stolen a single cent …”, a claim that few politicians in this world can make.