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Mario Azpeitia, First Latino to Head a National Union

Mario Azpeitia (1899–1982), the first Latino to serve as president of a national union, led the Cigar Makers’ International Union (CMIU) from 1949 to 1974. The child of Cuban immigrant parents with a Basque surname, Azpeitia was born in Key … Continue reading

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