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date: 26 February 2020

Delgado Lassalle, Carlos “Cao” Antonio locked

(1944– ), community leader and political activists,
  • Francis Daniel Nina

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was born on 2 August 1944 in the northwestern municipality of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, the second of two children of Asdrubal Delgado Rodríguez and Providencia Lassalle González. His older sister was named Manuelita, but she passed away.

His father was a bricklayer and his mother was a nurse, the latter of whom had many other entrepreneurial pursuits, including hairdressing and specializing in Puerto Rican cuisine. Delgado Lassalle was raised with an emphasis on pride and humility, and his father always required him and his sister to dress in formal and clean attire.

Delgado Lassalle encountered many forms of discrimination early in his childhood particularly due to his blackness his family s poverty and the fact that he was from one of the poorer barrios in Puerto Rico His family was from a working class community in Aguadilla known as Barrio Obrero and within this area they lived in the ghetto ...

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