Valerio De Los Benidos

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Valerio De Los Benidos (1905–1975) was a Cuban activist who was involved in preaching to his local community. He was born off the coast of Guantánamo Bay and was raised by his grandmother, Beatriz Benidos, who died from tuberculosis while he was still young, a common ailment of the period.

After the death of his grandmother, Los Benidos become a preacher in Ciego de Ávila, where he was praised for his good works and craftsmanship. However, Cubans did not accept his growing influence and he was shot and killed at his house.[citation needed]