Tío Lalo is Mami's uncle. He owns a shop that sells Puerto Rican street food and is famous for his stuffed potato balls. He makes his daughter Gladys peel potatoes and when Negi stays with him, he makes her help. Negi thinks that Tío Lalo purposefully humiliates her when she stays with his family.
Tío Lalo Character Timeline in When I Was Puerto Rican
The timeline below shows where the character Tío Lalo appears in When I Was Puerto Rican. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
8. Letters From New York
...about potatoes, Negi takes interest. Gladys explains that Negi is here to peel potatoes for Tío Lalo 's famous stuffed potato balls. Negi cries and thinks that this is an intense punishment... (full context)
9. Casi Señorita
10. Dreams of a Better Life