Rigoberta Menchú is Guatemalan human rights activist. She gained the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her battle to defend indigenous and human rights in her nation.
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Dandara of Palmares
Dandara was a Brazilian warrior who knew capoeira and fought many battles to defend Palmares (present-day Alagoas, Brazil), a spot the place slaves who managed to flee, would settle. Not a lot is thought about her life, however she had a giant position within the battle towards slavery in colonial Brazil. She was additionally the spouse of Zumbi, considered one of Brazil's of anti-slavery pioneers.
Policarpa, additionally known as La Pola, was a spy for the pro-independence Colombian forces. She was killed by a firing squad by the hands of the Spaniards. She is taken into account a logo of braveness and freedom.
She was an necessary determine in South America's battle for independence and Simon Bolivar's lover. She was generally known as the “Liberatorda del libertador” (the liberator's liberator) after saving Bolivar from an assassination try. Manuela confronted the lads making an attempt to kill Bolviar, whereas he fled via a window.
Also called “Monja Roja del Mayab,” she was a feminist activist who fought for girls's rights. She based numerous feminist leagues which helped girls with household planning packages, prenatal, and postnatal care. She additionally shared materials from Margaret Sanger, who would later discovered the American Start Management League, identified immediately as Deliberate Parenthood. In 1923 she was elected as a member of Yucatan's congress,making her the first Mexican woman to carry a place of this nature.
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She is considered one of Argentina's most beloved, but controversial figures. She was first girl of Argentina and performed an necessary position in granting Argentine women the right to vote in 1947, and getting extra girls concerned in politics.
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She was the heroine of the independence of Higher Peru (current day Bolivia). After her husband's loss of life, she took management of the troops and achieved vital navy victories.
She turned the primary Dominican lady doctor in1909. She handled poor individuals at no cost or for little or no cash, and handed out medication at no cost. She was household planning advocate, and risked her life a number of occasions by clashing with dictator Rafael Trujillo.
She made an impression on the earth as being a gifted pianist. She was solely 9 years outdated when she carried out her first live performance in New York. She would later play at the White House for President Abraham Lincoln.
Hermila Galindo was a pioneer in the feminist movement in Mexico, and made defending girls's rights the premise of her political profession. She founded the feminist seminar The Modern Woman, which promoted the event of girls and defended their place within the social construction. She fought for secular training, intercourse training and ladies's proper to train their sexuality.
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Eulalia Guzmán was the first female Mexican archaeologist. Guzmán was accountable for amassing a considerable amount of info on pre-Hispanic Mexico that decided historic particulars concerning the nation.
The Mirabal sisters
The Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa) courageously opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo within the Dominican Republic. They by no means gave up the battle dictatorship till the day they have been assassinated by orders of Trujillo. Trujillo thought getting rid of the sisters would benefit him, however issues didn't go as he deliberate. Their assassination angered Dominicans and it’s believed it contributed to the assassination of Trujillo one 12 months later.
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Anabel Hernández is a Mexican journalist and creator of the e book, “Los señores del narco”, which details the complicity between organized crime and the Mexican authorities, the police, the military, and completely different companies. Hernandez has received numerous death threats since her e book was revealed.
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A author, journalist and necessary determine in Mexico's feminist motion. She took an interest within the social place of girls from a younger age. Wright expressed her concepts in a range of publications of the time, and founded the primary feminist journal in Mexico, Violetas del Anáhuac.
Isabel Allende is a Chilean author, who is known for her novels. Allende has offered greater than 57 million copies, and her work has been translated into 35 languages. In 2014, she obtained the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
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The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo
The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo is an Argentine human rights organization devoted to finding and returning all the kids who have been kidnapped or stolen and illegally adopted throughout Argentina's dictatorship (1976-1983). They’ve been capable of finding 120 of the disappeared kids. They received five nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize between 2008 and 2012.
She was of the Mexico's first female journalists in Mexico and a key participant within the battle for independence from Spain. Leona was celebration of a correspondence community referred to as “Los Guadalupes,” and he or she the newspaper El Ilustrador Americano to write secret codes for revolutionaries. She was found and threatened with a life sentence in jail if she didn't quit who she was working with. Leona selected to go to jail, however was rapidly rescued by her colleagues and disguised as a beggar in an effort to escape.
Gabriela Mistral, was probably the most necessary figures in Chilean literature. Mistral was the first Latin American women to obtain the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945.
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Damas de Blanco
Damas de Blanco is a Cuban motion that fights for the liberty of women and men who’re unfairly imprisoned in Cuba. They have been lately featured in a documentary by the Human Rights Foundation.
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She was a spy and fought for Peruvian independence. They referred to as her “La protectora” (the protector) because she was José de San Martin's lover, who was generally known as “El protector del Peru” (Peru's protector). Rosa turned a spy by utilizing her social standing to get info.
Vargas was an iconic ranchera singer with a novel, raspy, melancholic voice. She was a insurgent from a younger age. She dressed like a man, smoked tobacco, drank a lot, carried a gun, and was well-known for her attribute pink poncho. She was considered one of Pedro Almodovar's favourite singers, and muses. In a number of interviews she declared that she wish to die on a Sunday and have her funeral happen on a Monday or Tuesday “so it wouldn't smash anybody's weekend”.
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Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist who used artwork as a option to categorical her struggling and the bodily struggles she endured after surviving a bus accident when she was 18 years outdated. In 1939 she exhibited her work in France after being invited by André Breton. One among her works turned the first painting by a Mexican artist to be acquired by the Louvre Museum.
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This put up was translated from Spanish.