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Remedios Díaz-Oliver: 1938—: Entrepreneur Biography - Found Opportunity In United States, Success Marred By Legal Troubles, Continued To Help Others

As a well-educated young adult in Cuba, Remedios Díaz-Oliver hoped to become a college professor, but Fidel Castro and his communist regime undercut her plans and caused her and her new family to go into exile in the United States. In southern Florida, Díaz-Oliver stumbled upon a greater use of her talents: international sales and entrepreneurial executive positions. She would succeed in business despite her gender and ethnic background, as well as retain respect as one of the most prominent Hispanic businesswomen even as she battled years of litigation.

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