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Meet Laura Patricia Ramírez, 2017 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award-winner. Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco in 1968, she and her husband arrived in Paris, Kentucky in 1985. Now, she runs Tortillería y Taquería Ramírez, in a section of Lexington nicknamed “Mexington” for the amount of Latino immigrants living in the area.

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