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Mendez, the eternal Black Diamond

Gloria Machado León 31 octubre, 2017

José de la Caridad Méndez Báez was born in the city of Cárdenas, province of Matanzas, on March 19, 1887. His parents were called José Dolores y Manuela, from the latter he took his two surnames. He studied at the San Luis school, in the central street Vives, until he was twelve years old and from there he went to work in a carpentry workshop as a day laborer. In addition, he had a great fondness for baseball and music, he even played the clarinet and the guitar very well.

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