Eleven years ago Elijio Joe Briceno suffered a stroke and since he could not move his body slowed down and started affecting his organs. But this did not stop Don Joe from continue being an active member of the People’s United Party and following step by step his sons political career. Today Leader of the Opposition John Briceno told our colleagues at Seven News how he will remember his father and also spoke about some of his other accomplishments.


Screen_Shot_2016-05-24_at_8.20.18_PMHonorable John Briceno – Leader of Opposition People’ United Party


“It fills our heart with love to find out that that so many people appreciated the work that my father did as a person and as a politician, he was larger than life person and he took on the powers of when he felt it was not in the interest of the people that he represented for instance in the history book we talk about black Wednesday when he with the cane farmers of Orange Walk stood up to defend the interest of the cane farmers in the Orange Walk district and went against his own government and they sent the BDF and I was there and witness what was going on.”


Another achievement of Mr. Elijio Joe Briceno is the expansion of the Louisiana Area.


Honorable John Briceno – Leader of Opposition People’ United Party


“Louisiana Farm Area was a farm that was loved very so much by Don Chich Castillo, he was a mentor to my father and a very close personal friend but he knew that the town needed the land for expansion and he had to against his friend and that he lost that friendship over that because Don Chich really loved Louisiana Farm but he would always stand up for the interest of his people and that is one of the things that they will remember him, he would give away his last dollar.”


Don Joe will be laid to rest tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. at La Inmaculada Church. Interment will follow at the Piemonte Cemetery.  The wake will be held at his residence at #5 Dunn St., Orange Walk Town tonight.

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