Editor’s Note: As many of you are aware there is violence taking place in Nicaragua. The Nation Zoo, which is operated by a foundation, has indicated that due to declining visitors, it is at the risk of shutting down. Luigi “Shorty” Rossi has organized a GoFundMe to help raise money for the zoo.

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Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.