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‘This comes from my heart’: Immaculate Heart of Mary dancers celebrate conclusion of 9-day religious tradition

Matachin Espiri Velázquez never thought he would participate in the Immaculate Heart of Mary church dance troupe, but 17 years ago, he became deeply involved in his faith. Velázquez joined the matachines, or dance troupe, after his family suggested. “Never in my life did I think I would be doing this,” Velazquez said in Spanish. […]