BENJAMIN F DeYURRE
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."
John F. Kennedy
De Yurre earned his B.S. in Economics from Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1984, his A.A. in Business Administration from Miami Dade College in 1998 and his B.S. in journalism from the University of Miami in 2005. He's Doctor Honoris Cause in Education by Yacambú University since 2022. His professional experience includes working as Sales Manager for Cervecera Nacional, Venezuela from 1982 to 1987, Treasury Manager for Confinanzas, Venezuela from 1987 to 1989, Representative for Portuguese olive oil, "Gallo" from 1990 to 2011, Columnist for El Nuevo Herald from 1994 to present, presenter and commentator on horse racing, Hialeah Park from 2011 to 2014 and Publisher for www.TeachingAnticommunismInAmerica.Org (TACA).
De Yurre is President of Teaching Anticommunism in America, Inc (TACA), a Non profit Organization who created and proposed the idea of Teaching Anticommunism in Schools of Florida, that finally becomes in Civil Education Curriculum Law. In this way Florida is the 1st State in the Union in having such Law. De Yurre is also member of Ortodox Cuban Party, Cuban Academy of History, number member of Antonio Nariño Academy, Honorary Academician of Social Sciences.
Among the Awards he received are, President's Lifetime Achievement Award 2018, Education Organization of the Year by Latin American Business Association (LABA), 2021, Proclamation of City Sweetwater as Benjamin De Yurre Day (April 1st 2019), Florida Senator's Proclamation for his work at TACA, 2022, and The City of Miami Proclamation for creating TACA, 2022.
De Yurre in the past was President and VP of Hispanic Caucus in Florida (Miami). Actually he is not political involved.
De Yurre came from a political family. His father, Benjamin De Yurre Clayton, was the Secretary to the President of Cuba, Dr. Manuel Urrutia. His uncle, Victor De Yurre was the first Mayor of Havana after the fall of the dictatorship in 1959. His Cousin, Victor De Yurre, was Commissioner of the City of Miami for eight years. His great-grandfather, Benjamin Clayton, was general at US Civil War and Rough Rider with T. Roosevelt. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery. The name De Yurre, has a strong sense of connection to the politics of the people of Miami.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.