Former Puerto Rico Governor Carlos Romero Barcelona has died, his daughter Melinda Romero Tonelli has said.
“On Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 9:30 pm, my mother, my son Christopher and I, my father passed away. We appreciate all the prayers placed throughout this process. We ask for a little time to coordinate everything, and soon we will provide additional information.” The former legislator said in a written statement.
In early April, the former governor’s health was complicated by two infections that caused septicemia and affected the proper functioning of other organs in his body. This situation caused some problems.
The former president was 88 when he died.
Romero Parsley was born on September 4, 1932. He is the son of Antonio Ronaldo, the first president of the Senate of Puerto Rico. Is the grandson of Parsley. He served two consecutive terms as Governor of Puerto Rico; 1977 to 1984. He won in 1976 and 1980 against the famous Rafael Hernandez Colon. Not without controversy, his latest victory was marked by legitimate doubts after disrupting voting on election night. The final numbers indicated his victory by a margin of 3,037 votes.
In the second year of the government, the arrival of young independents Arnoldo Tario Rosado and Carlos Soto were handled and assassinated in Zero Maravilla. He is remembered for classifying the agents who killed university students as heroes, the regrets of which he later regretted.
In the 1992 election he was elected Citizenship Commissioner. From this position, he successfully proposed the repeal of a federal tax deduction, Section 936 of the Inland Revenue Code.
From his inception in politics, Romero was an ardent defender of the state of Barcelona. He began his career in the Republican State Party ranks and was a founding member of the New Progressive Party. As a BNP candidate, he was mayor of San Juan and commissioner of citizenship in Washington, D.C.
In 1968 he was first elected mayor of San Juan, which he held until 1977. Among other projects, the Roberto Clementi Collegium was built in the capital at his behest, opening its doors to the public in 1973.
In July 2017, Ricardo Rochelle Nevarez appointed him a committee member for the Tennessee Project, whose goal is to solicit the state.
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