Ribera, Mario-Foreign Language


I am Mario Ribera born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. . I grew up in a small town with indigenous people who spoke another language. At age 9 my family moved to the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. I enter the famous soccer academy Tahuichi Aguilera at the age of 14. My parents never went to elementary school. I am the first to graduate from high school and university. Unfortunately my father died when I was 15 years old. After traveling through 17 countries around the world and playing a youth world cup, I arrived in the United States of America in 1990 without knowing English. The rest is a beautiful story that I built with hard work, determination, respect and desire to succeed in life.
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