Persons: Latin Americans

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Allende, Salvador: Connexipedia Article
Democratically elected socialist president of Chile, overthrown and killed in a coup engineered by the CIA. (1908-1973).
Almada, Martín: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Paraguayan human rights activist known for his outstanding courage in bringing torturers to justice, and promoting democracy, human rights and sustainable development. (Born 1937).
Boff, Leonardo: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
A theologian, philosopher and writer, known for his active support for the rights of the poor and excluded. One of the founders of liberation theology. (Born 1938).
Bolívar, Simón: Connexipedia Article
South American political leader who played a key role in Latin America's successful struggle for independence from Spain. (1783-1830).
Chang, Helen Mack: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Guatemalan businesswoman and human rights activist. Active in the struggle against impunity of political murderers. (Born 1952).
Fanon, Frantz: Connexipedia Article
Psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and author from Martinique. (1925-1961).
Ferreira, Chico Whitaker: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Brazilian social-justice advocate. A Catholic activist, Whitaker is inspired by liberation theology and closely allied with the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace. (Born 1931).
Freire, Paulo: Connexipedia Article
Brazilian educator and influential theorist of critical pedagogy. (1921-1997).
Galeano, Eduardo: Wikipedia article
Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist (1940-2015). His best-known works are Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971) and Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire Trilogy, ...
Ikanan, Evaristo Nugkuag: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Activist working to protect the rights of the indigenous people of the Amazon.
Lafargue, Paul: Connexipedia: Entry in Encyclopedia of Marxism Glossary of People
French revolutionary Marxist socialist journalist, literary critic, political writer and activist. (1842-1911).
L'ouverture, Toussaint: Connexipedia Article
Leader of the Haitian Revolution. (1743-1803).
Lutzenberger, José: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Environmentalist and organic farming advocate (1926-2002).
Mackandal, François: Connexipedia Article
Haïtian Maroon resistance leader. (died 1758).
Martí, José: Connexipedia Article
Cuban poet and rebel. (1953-1895).
Menchú, Rigoberta: Connexipedia Article
Winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize. (Born 1959).
Montenegro, Raúl: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Environmental and indigenous rights activist. (Born 1949).
Orrego, Juan Pablo: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Chilean environment activist. (Born 1949).
la red del Che : the Che network
Website devoted to the life and work of Che Guevara.
Romero, Oscar: Connexipedia Article
Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in El Salvador. (1917-1980).
Sandino, Augusto César: Connexipedia Article
Nicaraguan revolutionary. (1895-1934).