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Daniela Velasquez, holds a fifteenth birthday card made in prison by her new step-father, Manuel Cruz.  Daniela's birthday is on Sunday Oct. 17, 2010.  In Columbia a young woman's fifteenth birthday is usually marked by the cultural tradition of the Quinceanera.  Daniela will have to wait a year before taking part in the tradition during a return trip to Columbia.

Daniela Velasquez, holds a fifteenth birthday card made in prison by her new step-father, Manuel Cruz. Daniela's birthday is on Sunday Oct. 17, 2010. In Columbia a young woman's fifteenth birthday is usually marked by the cultural tradition of the Quinceanera. Daniela will have to wait a year before taking part in the tradition during a return trip to Columbia.