Nicanor Duarte

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

st. augustine

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

Mexico Constitution

1824 Constitution of Mexico

The Federal Constitution of the United Mexican States of 1824 (Spanish: Constitución Federal de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos de 1824) was enacted on October 4 of 1824, after the overthrow of the Mexican Empire of Agustin de Iturbide. »»» Read More

Zuleyka Rivera

Mujer Imprescindible: Zuleyka Rivera

Happy Birthday Zuleyka Rivera, Miss Universe 2006!

Born: Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza
October 3, 1987 (age 28)
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Occupation: Actress, Model
Years active: 2007–present
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Title(s): Miss Salinas Teen 2002
Miss Salinas Universe 2006
Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006
Miss Universe 2006
Major competition(s): Miss Puerto Rico Teen 2002 (1st Runner-Up)
Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 (Winner)
Miss Universe 2006 (Winner)
Partner: José Juan Barea (2010-2013)

Zuleyka Jerrís Rivera Mendoza (born October 3, 1987) is a Puerto Rican actress, TV Host, dancer, model and beauty queen who won the titles of Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006. »»» Read More

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Nuestra Historia: The Texas Revolution

Our History: The Texas Revolution

Date: October 2, 1835 – April 21, 1836 (6 months, 2 weeks and 5 days)
Location: Texas
Result: Treaties of Velasco and the formation of the Republic of Texas
Territorial: De facto Texan independence from the centralist Republic of Mexico

The Texas Revolution (October 2, 1835 – April 21, 1836) began when colonists (primarily from the United States) in the Mexican province of Texas rebelled against the increasingly centralist Mexican government. »»» Read More