Archive | June, 2012

Claudio Villas-Boas, Protector de los Pueblos Indígenas

By Efrain Nieves Claudio Villas-Boas was born in Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil on December 8 1916. In 1961, Claudio, along with two of his brothers, Leonardo and Orlando, succeeded in  getting the entire upper Xingu National Park Reservation legally protected for the indigenous population of Brazil; thus creating the first indigenous reserve in South America. The anthropologist Kenneth S. […]

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Successful Afro-Caribbean Actors: Faizon Love & Antonio Fargas

Actor and comedian Langston Faizon Santisima (on the right) known as Faizon Love was born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba and raised in Newark, New Jersey. Faizon is known for his roles in comedy hit movies such as “Couples Retreat”, “Elf”, “Friday”, “Made” and “ParentHood” among many others. The Afro-Cuban has also appeared on Def […]

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Six Time Olympic Medalist, Swimmer Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte was born in New York and is of German, English and Cuban descent. His mother was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Lochte is a professional swimmer with 57 medals in major international competition such as FINA World Aquatic Championships, The Pan Am Games, Olympics and the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. With 37 […]

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