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Benito Blandin ( far right) was a very (Credit: Photo courtesy Benito Blandin)

Benito Blandin ( far right) was a very close friend of Marcelo Lucero. They both were members of a friendhsip group called "Las Tunas" in Gualaceo during their childhood and teenage years. "TUNA " represented " Todos Unidos Nadie Anda Solo." (all united no one is alone).

Marcelo Lucero's childhood in Ecuador

Benito Blandin ( far right) was a very
(Credit: Photo courtesy Benito Blandin)

Benito Blandin ( far right) was a very close friend of Marcelo Lucero. They both were members of a friendhsip group called "Las Tunas" in Gualaceo during their childhood and teenage years. "TUNA " represented " Todos Unidos Nadie Anda Solo." (all united no one is alone).

Marcelo Lucero (bottom left) and Benito Blandin (far
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Marcelo Lucero (bottom left) and Benito Blandin (far right) lived in together in Patchogue in the 1990's.

(left to right) Hugo Orellana, Marcelo Lucero, Nenito
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(left to right) Hugo Orellana, Marcelo Lucero, Nenito Blandin, and Enrique Orellana dated in 1991 in Gualaceo, Ecuador.

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Benito Blandin (center with ball and white hat)
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Benito Blandin (center with ball and white hat) photographee in the early 1990's when he lived in Patchogue as Benito with his friend Marcelo Lucero.

(left to right) Diego Luzuriaga, Benito Blandin, Enrique
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(left to right) Diego Luzuriaga, Benito Blandin, Enrique Orellana, and Marcelo Lucero in Gualaceo, Ecuador in 1988.

A scene of the street where Marcelo Lucero
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A scene of the street where Marcelo Lucero and his family lived in Gualaceo, Ecuador.

A scene of the building where Marcelo Lucero
(Credit: Ana P. Gutierrez, Newsday)

A scene of the building where Marcelo Lucero lived with his family in Gualaceo, Ecuador.

A group photograph showing Marcelo Lucero (second from
(Credit: Photo courtesy Benito Blandin)

A group photograph showing Marcelo Lucero (second from left) and his frien Benito Blandin Coellar (bottom right holding the basketball) when they lived in Patchogue in the 1990's.

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A group photo showing Benito Blandin Coellar (top
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A group photo showing Benito Blandin Coellar (top left) and his close friend Marcelo Lucero (top, far right) when they lived in Patchogue during the 1990's.

Benito Nicolay Blandin Coellar, 37, in Gualaceo, Ecuador
(Credit: Ana P. Gutierrez, Newsday)

Benito Nicolay Blandin Coellar, 37, in Gualaceo, Ecuador on Tuesday, November 18, 2008. Benito was a close friend of Marcelo Lucero, 37 the Ecuadorean immigrant who was fatally stabbed in Patchogue on November, 8th, 2008.