Latino State News
Dominican Republic President Visits Chicago Over the Weekend
On the last leg of his 13-day US tour, Dominican President Leonel Fernandez visited Chicago and threw out the first pitch at the Cellular Field on Saturday where the White Sox played the Cleveland Indians. Before the game started, Fernandez met with Dominican players Rafael Perez, Fausto Carmona, Andy Martes, Alejandro de Aza, Tony Pena Jr and Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta and signed autographs.
In Chicago, President Fernandez met with Dominican residents at an event organized by the DR consulate and attended a luncheon meeting organized by the Chicago Chamber of Commerce. Seen in attendance at the luncheon were Tom Ricketts, Chairman of the Chicago Cubs and Manuel Flores head of the Illinois Commerce Commission.
President Fernandez also received an award from Governor Pat Quinn, for his political, social and educational leadership. He also met with the Mayor of Chicago, Richard Daley and his wife Maggie Daley at City Hall.
On this trip, Fernandez visited New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Austin meeting with business, academic and government groups.