CHCI

Service: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

CHCI Serving U.S. Hispanics

CHCI was originally formed to serve as a legislative organization through which legislative action, as well as executive and judicial actions, could be monitored to ensure the needs of Hispanics were being met. »»» Read More

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American GI Forum – Standing by Latino Veterans

AGIF – A Hispanic Veterans and Civil Rights Organization

Founded: March 26, 1948
Founder: Dr. Hector P. Garcia, Dr. Vicente T. Ximenes
Location: Washington, DC
Key people: Ángel Zúñiga, National Commander
Slogan: “Education is our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody’s Business”

The American G.I. »»» Read More

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Dignatario Hispana: Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz – A Conguero Who Broke Barriers

Full Name: Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III
Born: March 2, 1917
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Died: December 2, 1986 (aged 69)
Del Mar, California, US
Cause of death: Lung cancer
Occupation: Actor, musician, producer
Years active: 1936–1982
Spouse(s): Lucille Ball (m. »»» Read More

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Dignatario Hispana: Nicanor Duarte

Happy Birthday, Senator For Life Nicanor Duarte!

President of Paraguay
In office: 15 August 2003 – 14 August 2008
Vice President: Francisco Oviedo

Senator of Paraguay (Colorado Party)
In office: 26 August 2003 – 28 August 2008

President of the NRA-Colorado Party
In office: 2001–2004

Minister of Education and Culture
In office: 1993–1997

Personal Details
Born: 11 October 1956 (age 59)
Coronel Oviedo, Paraguay
Political party: ANR-PC
Spouse(s): María Gloria Penayo Solaeche

Óscar Nicanor Duarte Frutos (born 11 October 1956) is a Paraguayan politician who served as President of Paraguay from 2003 to 2008. »»» Read More

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LULAC – Fighting For Our Rights

League of United Latin American Citizens

Founded: 1929
Founder: Pedro and Maria L. Hernandez (La Orden Caballeros de America)
Focus: Civil and social rights organization to protect the rights of Latinos. »»» Read More

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Guayaquil Starts Ecuadorian War of Independence

Guayaquil – First Ecuadorian City to Declare Independence
October 9, 1820

The Ecuadorian War of Independence was fought from 1820 to 1822, starting in the city of Guayaquil, between several South American armies and Spain over control of the lands of the Royal Audience of Quito, a Spanish colonial administrative jurisdiction from which would eventually emerge the modern Republic of Ecuador. »»» Read More

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Nuestra Historia: The Colony of St. Augustine

St. Augustine: The Oldest Settlement in the United States
Founded by the Spanish

St. Augustine was founded in 1565–42 years before the English colonized Jamestown and 55 years before the Pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock — making it the oldest continuously occupied European settlement on the North American continent. »»» Read More

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Dignatario Hispano: Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca

Ezequiel Cabeza de Baca
By Anselmo F. Arellano

Many times during the historical course of a society, leaders emerge to represent their people and assist them in societal concerns. Much of the history of a people is thus manifest in the types, number and charisma of its leaders. »»» Read More

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Mujer Imprescindible: Rebecca Lobo-Rushin

Happy Birthday Rebecca Lobo-Rushin!
A Fierce Latina On and Off Court

Born: October 6, 1973 (age 42)
Hartford, Connecticut
Nationality: American
Listed height: 6 ft 4 in
High school: Southwick-Tolland (Southwick, Massachusetts)
College: Connecticut (1991–1995)
WNBA draft: 1997 / Allocated
Selected by the New York Liberty
Playing career: 1997–2003
Position: Center
Number: 50

Career history:
1997–2001: New York Liberty
2002: Houston Comets
2003: Connecticut Sun

Career highlights and awards:
WNBA All-Star (1999)
All-WNBA Second Team (1997)
NCAA champion (1995)
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Medals: Representing the United States
Olympic Games: Gold medal – first place, Atlanta 1996 Team competition
U18 and U19: Silver medal – second place, 1992 U18 Guanajuato Team Competition

Rebecca Rose Lobo-Rushin (born October 6, 1973) is an American television basketball analyst and former women’s basketball player in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2003. »»» Read More

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Mujer Imprescindible: Teresa de la Parra

Happy Birthday, Teresa de la Parra – Latina Unbound

Born: October 5, 1889
Paris, France
Died: April 23, 1936 (aged 46)
Madrid, Spain
Occupation: Novelist
Nationality: Venezuelan
Period: 1920-1936
Notable works: Ifigenia, Memorias de Mamá Blanca

Teresa de la Parra (October 5, 1889 – April 23, 1936) was a Venezuelan novelist. »»» Read More