Eloy Bravo, 50 years old, and his staff of eight had been looking forward to reopening June 1 after closing temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Looters however, hauled away more than $10,000 worth of supplies and equipment, including the cash register from his Lupita Nail Salon. He started the salon after moving from his native Puebla, Mexico, 15 years ago. When neighbor Lauren Johnson pulled over to help Bravo clean up, he ended up helping her distribute water and snacks to passersby, many of them protesters like her. According to the Latino Chamber of Commerce Minnesota, the state is home to 9,000 Latino-owned businesses which enrich our state culturally and economically.