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Yadira Thorpe was born in Panama and is of West Indian origin. Her family heritage was derived from Jamaica, Panama, Nicaragua, and Colón. As she grew older, she married and divorced. From this union, Yadira has a thirteen year-old son. She also has a love for languages, and her hope is to instill this interest in language in her son. Yadira is proud of the style and religion of West Indians. Ingredients in food, drums in music, and the ability to have a good time are all things she associates with being West Indian.