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Aziel Henry was born in 1928 in Panama. His parents were both from Jamaica, though they came to Panama at different times and for different reasons. Aziel’s father died when he was only six or seven years old. Aziel had very little schooling, only completing the fourth grade in English. He tried to attend school in Spanish, but had a hard time learning the language and did not remain in a Spanish school for long. At twelve, Aziel started working full time. He has held many jobs, mostly working for the United Fruit Company in one capacity or another. He has also been a construction worker, a janitor, and a business owner, and has worked in a hospital and at a commissary. Aziel’s wife is Nicaraguan and his children and grandchildren all speak both English and Spanish. Aziel calls himself a simple man, who gives a hand when and where he can. He also believes that we are all God’s children, regardless of race or ancestry, and should all be treated equally.