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Jacob Lozada was 13 in San Jose, Puerto Rico, when a neighbor came knocking on his door to tell his father that his grandfather had fainted at work. “My father said son, this is a blessing. I didn't understand why, Lozada recalled.When the most elder Lozada came home, Jacob's father told him it was time to retire.

“And what I did not understand, until later in my life, was why a 60-year-old man would want to get up at 5 in the morning to go work cutting sugar cane, which was one of the worst jobs anybody could have in the Tropics, especially in Puerto Rico, Jacob Lozada added.
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