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Midwest · Argentina · Food

Belen Rodriguez

Founder of Quebracho

"Though a smaller city, Minneapolis has a vibrant and growing multicultural community that adds its riches to the vast array of heritage of our State. I’m thankful to learn from the ethnic gamut our wonderful city has to offer, and proud that I can contribute culturally and economically as an immigrant entrepreneur."

— Belen Rodriguez, founder of Quebracho View Website

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