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Father of Rep. Ros-Lehtinen dies


Miami, Apr 11 (EFE).- Cuban historian Enrique Ros died here this week of respiratory complications, his daughter, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, said Thursday. He was 89.

Ros died Wednesday at South Miami Hospital, the South Florida lawmaker said in a statement.

"My dad was and will always be the wind beneath my wings," she said.

Numerous political figures, journalists, entertainers and friends offered condolences to the Ros family, including former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, who said on Twitter: "I will miss Enrique Ros deeply."

Born in Cienfuegos, Enrique Emilio Ros y Perez was the author of a score of books on Cuban history and politics, among them works on Fidel Castro and Che Guevara and a chronicle of the anti-Castro resistance.