Miami – Patrick Hidalgo, who was director of the 2008 election campaign in Florida of former President Barack Obama and in charge of building bridges in relations between Cuba and the United States, died at age 41 in Miami, according to his family and the Floridian Democratic Party.
“Hopefully your work will inspire many others to get involved in your local community and that you can leave this behind as part of your legacy,” the political group said in a statement without mentioning the cause of the death of Hidalgo, who in the Current election campaign supported Senator Elizabeth Warren.
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Hidalgo studied at Georgetown University and did postgraduate studies at the Kennedy School of Hardvard and the Sloan School of Business Administration and Management, as well as working at the White House as deputy director of the business council.
Through the “In communion” initiative, Hidalgo created a safe space for dialogue between the government of the United States and Cuba, which derived a coalition between local businesses, political and humanitarian groups in Miami to seek a change in politics between both nations
In 2020 Hidalgo volunteered to work on the campaign of the candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Elizabeth Warren and two days before her death she participated in an event of his.
Hidalgo was the co-founder of the company “Future Partners”, a company that helps large organizations connect with a variety of local and minority businesses to increase their competitiveness within the market.
In addition, he recently worked on developing a new non-profit organization called “Miami Freedom Project” that aims to organize Hispanic youth and discuss issues of importance to this city in South Florida.
“I was not afraid to love, to question, I was not afraid to fight to get a better, stronger and fairer city for all of us, and neither should we have it. Rest in peace Patrick. I pray that you will find your freedom,” said the NGO in a Facebook post.
Hidalgo was the youngest of five siblings and is the nephew of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suárez, and cousin of Miami Mayor Francis Suárez, who reflected on Twitter the love he had for whom he was an Obama advisor.
“He was my cousin, but he was much more than that. He was an angel who pushed me and everyone who found himself to be the best version of themselves. Now he is our guardian angel. We will not forget the long conversations, his laughter or purity of heart. There will never be another like him, “Suárez said in a publication.
The funeral will take place on Friday, and after a mass the next day he will be buried in the cemetery of the city of Doral, in Miami-Dade County.