April 7, 2017. MIAMI, Fla. - If you travel to any South American or Caribbean country you are likely to see something that is "rigged," whether it be an interesting contraption, or a catch-all solution for a common problem that seems impossibly clever and incredibly efficient. Latino culture has melded and improvised from multiple influences, so this innate sense of innovation shouldn’t surprise anybody.
But but it took Puerto Rican/Cuban American Ric Herrero, director of Maker Faire Miami, to recognize the ways in which we can harness it to make our communities here and around the globe that much more innovative, interesting and cohesive. Maker Faire started in the San Francisco area in 2006 and has since expanded worldwide; it's a family friendly event that touts itself as "part science fair, part country fair." (continued)