MIAMI, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consul General of Mexico Juan Miguel Gutierrez-Tinoco conferred the Ohtli medal on Attorney Brent L. Probinsky for his lifelong personal and professional efforts in improving the education and health of Mexicans in Florida and Oaxaca. The special ceremony was held on May 24 before a large gathering on the grounds of the Consulate General of Mexico in Miami.
In 2005, Probinsky helped rebuild a 160 farmworker community near Ft. Myers destroyed by Hurricane Charley and has provided over 100 scholarships to Mexican students in Oaxaca and Florida. In 2007, Consul General Gutierrez-Tinoco sent Probinsky on a fact finding trip to the flooded Mexican state of Tabasco resulting in tons of food donations. Probinsky has also funded a student study center in Oaxaca, the recording of traditional Mexican music and a Mixtec medical center in Tlaxiaco.
Probinsky thanked Gutierrez-Tinoco for his support and said, "We have traveled far on our path, but have far to go. With your help we will continue to assist many young people in Mexico and the US to fulfill their dreams."
Attorney Probinsky joins US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and actor Edward Olmos in receiving the prestigious Ohtli, which in the native Nahuatl language means "road or path" for others to follow.
SOURCE Probinsky & Assoc.