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Henry Lozano, who engineered the political careers of emerging Latino leaders, dies

Henry Lozano, who spent much of his career aiding, counseling and influencing Los Angeles Latino politics and politicians, has died at his home in Whittier, Calif.

Lozano, who died Monday, was 85. No cause of death was given.

As a political insider, a mediator and an advocate, Lozano advised many of the prominent Latinos and Latinas of his day at the start of their political careers, including Xavier Becerra, Edward Roybal and Gloria Molina.

"He was a very dear friend," said Attorney General Becerra, who was a congressman when Lozano was

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