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Missing: Jenni Rivera

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Sunday morning, at 3:15 AM, Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, was  reported missing along with other four passengers on a flight out of Monterrey, Mexico. The flight was headed for Toluca before the plane lost contact with radar sixty-one miles into the flight. Rivera had just finished a concert before boarding the plane; a testament to her hard-working spirit.

Rivera is popular for utilizing regional Mexican music, norteno and banda. Also, her reality show on the Telemundo cable channel, mun2, “I Love Jenni”, makes her one of NBCUniversal’s biggest bilingual television stars. We have only had a glimpse of all that Rivera still has to share with the world.  Our hearts go out to her friends and family.

At 2:50 PM PT, a local television stated that the plane’s wreckage was discovered, but no word on whether or not there are survivors. Later at 3:25 PM PT, Mexican officials stated that the plane was found and that there are no survivors.

May her family find comfort in the outpouring of love that Jenni has always inspired.

 

About Ces’Ari Garcia Delmuro

Born and raised in southern California to Mexican-American parents, Ces'Ari pronounced Chez-ah-ree, has always had a passion for learning a little bit of everything while maintaining close cultural ties. She graduated the University of California, Irvine with campus wide and political science honors attached to her B.A. in Political Science. The honors titles came from completing a senior thesis on the shared infrastructure between the United States and Mexico. Rather than jumping straight into law school after graduation, she decided to first give back to a community that had similar demographics to her own and thus, joined Teach For America (TFA) and relocated to Arizona during the height of SB 1070 tensions. While in TFA, Ces'Ari earned her M. Ed. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Science from Arizona State University and completed research on HB 2281, the ethnic studies ban in Arizona. The injustices that the Latino community faces propels Ces'Ari toward furthering her education as a means of gaining a louder voice to speak on behalf of the Latino community. She is currently studying for the LSAT and plans on attending law school in fall 2013. You can find more of Ces'Ari's writing on her personal blog.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.

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  1. Carmen says:

    Soo sad and such a great loss…may her family find peace and comfort.

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