Latino business leader: Some barriers lowered, but more to go

LATINO ADVOCATE: Oscar Mejias, CEO of the Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, stands along Westminster Street in the Olneyville section of Providence that features an enclave of Latino-owned businesses.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
LATINO ADVOCATE: Oscar Mejias, CEO of the Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, stands along Westminster Street in the Olneyville section of Providence that features an enclave of Latino-owned businesses. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
(Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. View the first installment here.)   Oscar Mejias didn’t have much choice when he and his ­family fled Venezuela in 2003 amid political persecution. But that nightmare started a journey that eventually led him to Rhode Island,…

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