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Immigrant Rights Activist Nativo Lopez dies at 68

For many years, Nativo Lopez led a local immigrant rights nonprofit.
For many years, Nativo Lopez led a local immigrant rights nonprofit.
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Nativo Lopez, a long-time champion of immigrant rights in Southern California, died Sunday after a brief battle with cancer.

Lopez is remembered as a passionate and controversial figure in conservative Orange County politics whose ability to mobilize Latino voters led to an increase in turnout among Democrats in the area.