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Top 1% Most Viewed LinkedIn Profiles for 2012

I am excited to report that my LinkedIn profile is one of the top 1% most viewed on LinkedIn. Attached you will find the report from LinkedIn and what this means:

Thanks to all the readers of this blog, as well as my contacts in LinkedIn, for making this possible!

Best regards,
Michelle Otero Valdés

Miami Gets First Suit Against Carnival for Triumph Breakdown

As reported by the Daily Business Review and the various national news outlets, it took little time for passengers who disembarked from the disabled CARNIVAL TRIUMPH to sue Carnival. A lawsuit on behalf of passenger Cassie Terry of Brazoria County, Texas was filed against Miami-based Carnival in Miami federal court Friday. It came just hours after the vessel arrived in Mobile, Alabama on Thursday after five extra days at sea without power.                                             CARNIVAL TRIUMPH picture from Bloomberg News The 100,000-ton cruise ship became stranded off Mexico when a fire broke out Sunday in the engine room. The fire knocked out the ship's primary power source, crippling its water and plumbing systems and leaving it adrift. "During the horrifying and excruciating tow back to the Untied States, the vessel listed sharply several times, causing human waste to spill out of nonfunctioning toilets," the lawsuit claims. Terry waded through human feces to rea…