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History of Latina Activists

We Have a Long History of Latina Activists

Young Latina activists across the United States are engaged in activism and have become a large Democratic voting demographic. Yet too often their “herstory” here is still not told well enough in our schools. »»» Read More

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Female Soldiers in the Civil War

Photo: Frances Clayton disguised herself as “Frances Clalin”
to fight in the Civil War. (Library of Congress)

Women Who Fought In The Civil War

With the election ending soon, we wanted to highlight women who take a stand. »»» Read More

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Latino Civil Rights Timeline

Latino Civil Rights Timeline, 1903 to 2006

Latinos have made many strides in civil rights in the United States, but only through blood, sweat and tears. We still fight – la lucha es siempre. »»» Read More

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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