Jose de San Martin:
Fought French in Spain, freed Chile and many other L.A. countries,known as the Protecter of Peru.
Political activist who worked with Che to lead a guerilla war againstBatista. He became the Prime Minister of Cuba and the U.S. disliked him and hisCommunist beliefs.
Wrote poems and articles for the communist revolution in Chile, but wasexiled and went to Argentina then back to Chile. When he won the Nobel Peace Prize hewas known as a hero and his poems are very famous.
Had polio and went through a lot of suffering, but she represents this in her paintings, mostly self-portraits and things that show her heritage. Married to DiegoRivera.
Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui:
Ninth Sapa Inca (god emperor) and great ruler andconquestor of South America. He defeated the invading Chankas.
Mexican revolutionary general and Robin Hood of Mexico.
George Washington of S. America who rebelled against Spanish rule.
Artist illustrating plight of indigenous Mexicans and personal political beliefs.
Anastasio “Tacho” Somoza Garcia:
Directed the National Guard in Nicaragua. Pulled alot of political strings and got elected president. Was a dictator and got assassinated.
Heleped out poor Indian communities on Oaxaca and was its governer and fought off the French.
Bartolome de las Casas:
Priest and writer exposing oppression of Indians by Europeansand important source for history at the time.
(8 August 1879 - 10 April 1919) was the hero of the peasant revolutionand spent much of his life supporting land reform, the redistribution of land to the peasants. He was also an inspiring peasant leader in the overthrow of Mexican dictator Porfirio Diaz, but he continued to oppose later leaders, and for this reason wasassassinated.
Key figure in Mexican governement from the mid 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. He was an authoritarian president of Mexico who definedhis presidency by political manuevering, underhanded dealing and absolute control of themedia and people.
Three times president of Argentina and very popular. Married to Eva Peron