Eduardo Diaz, executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, was appointed yesterday to lead the Smithsonian Latino Center, replacing Pilar O’Leary, who resigned amid ethics investigations in February. Diaz grew up in El Paso and in San Bernadino, CA., and was, for 10 years, Diaz was the director of San Antonio’s Office of Cultural Affairs and was instrumental in helping form the City’s strategic Master plan for the then new Museum and Cultural Affairs Department. Diaz favors a national Latino museum in Washington.
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