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Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega, leading political figure, dead at 82

Reuters Friday, 26 July 2019
Roman Catholic Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who came to leverage a rare level of political influence in Cuba for someone outside the Communist Party and played a key role in the island's now defunct detente with the United States, has died Friday at the age of 82.
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Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, a sugar worker's son who oversaw the first papal visit to Cuba, helped lower barriers to believers in the communist country and played a role in mediating improved U.S.-Cuba ties, died Friday at age 82.

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