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Frida Kahlo Quotes: Remembering The Colorful Mexican Icon On Her Birthday

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Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 and in her short-lived life became one of the most important Mexican icons, not only with her paintings, but with her strong, outspoken and enduring personality. Kahlo met fellow painter Diego Rivera, and they got married when she was 22 into what soon became a very explosive and…

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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