Famous Afro-Hispanics


Vicente Guerrero (Mexico)- Líder general revolucionaria de la Guerra de Independencia de México que más tarde se desempeñó como Presidente de México

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Juan Gomez (Cuba) – líder revolucionario afrocubana en la Guerra de Independencia de Cuba contra España

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Juan Jose Nieto Gil – was the first Afro-Colombian to rise to politics in the history of Colombia becoming the first Afro-Colombian to become the executive officeholder of a first level administrative division of Colombia. was also this country’s first novelist, writing three largely forgotten works.

Daguerreotype of Juan José Nieto Gil

Carlos Antonio Mendoza – Was Panamanian politician who served as Second Vice President in the government of José Domingo de Obaldía and since death of First Vice PresidentJosé Agustín Arango in 1909 he was first in line to the presidency. In this capacity Mendoza was acting President of Panamafrom March 1, 1910 to October 1, 1910. He belonged to the Liberal Party.

Jorge Artel – Colombian –

Antonio Maceo- Was second-in-command of the Cuban Army of Independence.

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Fellow Cubans gave Maceo the sobriquet of the “Bronze Titan” (Spanish: El Titan de Bronce), which was a reference to his skin color, stature and status.[1] Spaniards referred to Maceo as the “Greater Lion” (El Leon mayor). Maceo was one of the most noteworthy guerrilla leaders in 19th century Latin America, comparable toJosé Antonio Páez of Venezuela in military acumen.


Juan Almeida –


was a Cuban politician and one of the original commanders of the insurgent forces in the Cuban Revolution. After the rebels took power in 1959, he was a prominent figure in the Communist Party of Cuba. At the time of his death, he was a Vice-President of the Cuban Council of Stateand was its third ranking member. He received several decorations, and national and international awards, including the title of “Hero of the Republic of Cuba” and the Order of Máximo Gómez.

Jose Francisco Pena Gomez

Gregorio Luperon –  best known for being a Dominican military and state leader who was the main leader in the restoration of the Dominican Republic after the Spanish annexation in 1863. He also Served as president.


Juan Esteban Lazo Hernández –  Cuban politician who has been the President of the National Assembly of People’s Power, Cuba’s parliament, since 2013. Previously he was Vice-President of the Cuban Council of State. He is a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba.[1]

Ulises Heaureaux-Was president of the Dominican Republic from 1 September 1882 to 1 September 1884, from 6 January to 27 February 1887 and again from 30 April 1889 until his assassination, maintaining power between his term


Celia Cruz (Cuba) – Was a Cuban singer of Latin music. The most popular Latin artist of the 20th century, she earned twenty-three gold albums and was a recipient of the National Medal of Arts. She was renowned internationally as the “Queen of Salsa”, “La Guarachera de Cuba”, as well as The Queen of Latin Music.[1][2]

She spent much of her career working in the United States and several Latin American countries. Leila Cobo ofBillboard Magazine once said “Cruz is indisputably the best known and most influential female figure in the history of Cuban and Latin music


Arturo Schomberg ( Puerto Rico) – Was a Puerto Ricanhistorian, writer, and activist in the United States who researched and raised awareness of the great contributions that Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Americans have made to society. He was an important intellectual figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Over the years, he collected literature, art, slave narratives, and other materials of African history, which was purchased to become the basis of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, named in his honor, at theNew York Public Library (NYPL) branch in Harlem.

Benkho Bioho – Bioho led a successful slave revolt in the 17th Century in San Basilio de Palenque in Colombia. Making it the first free black town in the Americas, which maintained its African cultural tradition.


Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez-

Was the first Cuban and the first black person in space; he was proclaimed at the time as the first black cosmonaut.[1][2] As a member of the crew of Soyuz 38, he became the firstCuban citizen and the first person from a country in the Western Hemisphere other than the United States to travel intoEarth orbit.


Wilfredo Lam (Cuba) – Was a Cuban artist who sought to portray and revive the enduring Afro-Cuban spirit and culture. Inspired by and in contact with some of the most renowned artists of the 20th century, Lam melded his influences and created a unique style, which was ultimately characterized by the prominence of hybrid figures. Though he was predominantly a painter, he also worked with sculpture, ceramics and printmaking in his later life.

Christina Milian (Cuba)

Nicolas Guillen (Cuba) – Was a Cuban poet, journalist, political activist, and writer. He is best remembered as the national poet of Cuba

Melissa de Souza – Panama


Nichole Galicia  Panama  – Also known as Nichole Nichole Mercedes Robinson and Robinson, is a model 1 and actress American original Panamanian 2 .


El General    Panama  –  Is a Panamanian reggae artist considered by some to be one of the Fathers Of “Reggae En Espanol”.[citation needed] During the early 1990s, he initiated the Spanish spoken dancehall. Early examples of this were the international and somewhat mainstream songs, “Te Ves Buena” and “Tu Pum Pum”. Both songs, performed in Spanish rap, were very successful in North America. After getting his foot in the door of the commercial market, many other Spanish rappers became famous in the mainstream as well, such as Vico C and DJ Negro.[1] He has a unique, easy to listen to style of dance music and has produced many well-known songs all overLatin America. His musical works have become popular in Latin America over the last few years. This style is calledReggae en Español, because he makes dancehall reggae music with Spanish-language lyrics.


Panama Brown – Panama – First Hispanic Boxer


Lauren Velez – Puerto Rican


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Diego Luis Cordoba-Colombia  – Fue un abogado y político colombiano, fundador del Departamento de Chocó.

Laz Alonzo (Cuban)- Actor

Don Omar  (Puerto Rico)


Rosie Perez (Puerto Rico)

Juelz Santana (Dominican Republic)

Vannessa Mendoza ( Colombia)

Zoe Saldana (Dominican Republic)

Arlenis Sosa ( Dominican Republic)

Raul Cuero – Inventador Colombiano

Susanna Baca – Cantanta Peruana

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Yanga – a menudo simplemente Yanga o Nyanga fue un líder de la rebelión auxiliar en México durante el período temprano del régimen colonial español.

Gina Torres ( Cuban)

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Is a Cuban volleyball player who has won three Olympic gold medals with her first being at the young, for volleyball, age of 17. She has played on the international circuit since she was 14. In 2001 she was recipient of the Best Player of the 20th Century award by the FIVB[1] and was inducted into theVolleyball Hall of Fame.[2]


Lala Anthony (Puerto Rican)

Dascha Polanco – Dominican

Cecillia Tait ( Peru)

Ilia Calderon – (Colombia)

Diana Mina – Miss Colombia

Amara La Negra – Dominican Republic


Indhira Rosa Serrano Redondo – Colombia     Actress

Rudy Duthil (Cuban and Dominican)

Paula Zapata –


is a Colombian engineer and professor. She served as the8th Minister of Culture of Colombia, and was the third person to hold that office in the administration of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez. Moreno was the first Afro-Colombian woman, as well as the youngest person, to hold a cabinet-levelministry in Colombia.

Piedad Cordoba -is a Colombian lawyer and politician who served as Senator of Colombia from 1994 to 2010. A Liberal party politician, she also served as Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia for Antioquia from 1992 to 1994.In 2012, Córdoba was named by Foreign Policy magazine as the most influential Ibero-American intellectual, again causing much controversy in her native Colombia

Luis Gilberto Murillo – (Colombia)

Argelia Laya (Venezuela) –

Carolina Indriago – Miss Venezuela

Is a Venezuelan show hostess and a pageant titleholder. She was born in Valencia, Venezuela on August 22, 1980. She is the first woman of noticeably African heritage to win the Miss Venezuela title.

Morella Munoz – Famous Mezzo Soprana

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Gledys Ibarra – Actress

Epsy Campbell Barr- Costa Rican Vice Presidents


Maria Isabell Urrutia – Colombia





Best places to learn Spanish/Los Mejores Lugares Para Aprender Espanol

  1. Miami, Florida

2. Rio Grande Valley

3. Panama

Panama City

4. Argentina

5. Chile

6. Uruguay

7. Costa Rica

San Jose Costa Rica

Richest Spanish speaking places

  1. Monterry, Mexico  $32,000

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2. San Juan, Puerto Rico  $28,000

3. Spain  $26,000

4. Uruguay $17,380 (Richest fully independant Latin American Country) (Montevideo average salary is $24,000

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6. Panama $16,313

20% of all Spanish speakers are Black

5. Chile $16,087


Spanish Media


Univision is the largest Spanish-language television network in the U.S. and the fifth largest network overall.

Telemundo is headquartered in the Miami suburb of Hialeah, Florida, and has 1,900 employees worldwide.[2][3] The majority of Telemundo’s programs are filmed at an operated studio facility in Miami, where 85% of the network’s telenovelas were filmed during 2011.[4] The average hourly primetime drama costs $70K to produce.

Best places for Black people to learn Spanish

  1. Equatorial Guinea

2. Panama

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3. Cuba

4. Puerto Rico

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Jobs you can get from being a Spanish speaker

Bilingual Education teacher $54,000 starting pay

All to ourselves: Least Diverse Cities in America according to race

Most Black Cities

  1. East Orange, New Jersey 90%

2. Detroit, Michigan 85% (Metro area 23% Black)



3. Miami Gardens, Florida 80%

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4. Jackson, Mississippi 80%   Metro 46% Black


5. Birmingham, Alabama 74%


6.  Baltimore, Maryland 65%

7. Memphis, Tennessee 64%  (Metro 48% Black)

8. New Orleans, Louisiana 62% (Metro area 33% Black)

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9. Atlanta, Georgia 61% (Metro Area 33% Black)

10. Washington DC 61%  (Metro area 26% Black)



Most Hispanic city

1. Laredo Texas 96%

2. Brownsville Texas 93%

3. Hialeah Florida 90%

4. McAllen Texas 80%

5. El Paso Texas 77%

6. Santa Ana California 76%

7. Harlingen Texas 73%

8. El Monte California 71%

9. Oxnard California 71%

10. Miami Florida 70%

Most White city

1. Mount Pleasant Sc

2. Boise, Idaho  89%

3. Portland, Oregon  77%



Most Asian City

1. Daly City California   56% Asian

2. Honolulu, Hawaii     55%

3. Fremont California  51%

4. San Francisco, California 32%

U.S States with most illegal immigrants

There are around 12 million illegal immigrants


Illegal aliens cost U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion each year.

Illegal Immigrants $11.8 billion in state and local taxes in 2012


Donald Trump wants to build a border wall like the one in Israel.


  1. California #1

Estimate of Undocumented Population:3,234,000

California has the largest population of immigrants without proper documentation, and also the highest percentage at  6.94%. The state provides a variety of benefits and protections to these populations. The City of Huntington Park attracted controversy when it was revealed that two members of city commissions were undocumented immigrants from Mexico.

Los Angeles

Almost 24% of all illegal aliens in America — have chosen the Golden State as their preferred domicile.

Despite its $26 billion budget deficit, the state spends $21.5 billion dollars annually subsidizing illegal alien health care, education, welfare, other state benefits and criminal justice. Every California native-born household chips in $2438 each year to help.

Unless you commit a violent felony, the state leaves you alone. Los Angeles Special Order 40 – a sanctuary policy that sets the tone statewide – prevents local officers from inquiring about your immigration status.

Many “visitors” head straight for Central Valley, which depends on a combination of immigration and irrigation to produce almost 8 percent of America’s total agricultural output. You’ll be in good company because more than half of the farm workers in California have no work authorization.

Of course don’t forget in-state tuition for illegal aliens. Take advantage of the Dream Act in a place that can only be described as the Dream State for Illegal Aliens.


Texas #2

Estimate of Undocumented Population:1,650,000

A case against Texas, stemming from the refusal to issue birth certificates for U.S.-born children, made its way to federal courts in 2015. Texas officials required specific forms of ID from the mother before issuing her child’s certificate, which immigrants without documentation could not produce.


3. New York #3

Estimate of Undocumented Population:867,000

Many immigrants without proper documentation in New York claim Asia as their area of birth. They represent 10 percent of the total undocumented population in the United States. The nightmarish plight of Asian migrants received publicity in 1993 when aship smuggling Chinese immigrants ran aground in Queens, New York. This resulted in the death of some passengers and revelations regarding the unsafe conditions of the criminal-run smuggling enterprise.

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4. Florida #4

Estimate of Undocumented Population:605,000

Florida holds a significant population of Cuban immigrants. Many make the dangerous journeyacross the Florida Strait from Cuba on rafts in an attempt to secure citizenship. The United States has a special immigration policy for Cubans, informally referred to as the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy, where those who successfully make the journey to U.S. soil can apply for legal status after one year.




5. Illinois #5

Estimate of Undocumented Population:519,000

Illinois passed legislation in 2014 that allows residents to receive kidney transplants,regardless of their legal status. The program could be financially beneficial by offsetting the cost of emergency dialysis services, which are part of a state-funded program. You won’t be asked any questions if you keep out of trouble but should you get jailed, no one will check your immigration status even when you’re in custody.





New Jersey #6

Estimate of Undocumented Population:509,000

New Jersey’s Ellis Island, a historic gateway to the United States for immigrants, processed over 12 million arrivals during its 62 years of operation. Famous Americans such as Charlie Chaplin and Cary Grant came through the immigration center.

Georgia #7

Estimate of Undocumented Population:393,000

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal came under fire in 2014 due to comments he made during a forum at the University of Georgia. He “presumed” that one of the students in the audience arrived in the country illegally as a child. Lizbeth Miranda, the student, responded: “I’m not an illegal immigrant. I’m not. I don’t know why you would have thought that I was undocumented. Was it because I look Hispanic?”

North Carolina#8

Estimate of Undocumented Population:342,000

Wildin Acosta, a North Carolina high school student and undocumented immigrant from Honduras, was arrested in 2016. Hisdeportation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was stalled following weeks of community protests. Rep. G.K Butterfield, D-N.C., stated, “It is my hope that he will be eventually granted asylum in the United States.”

Arizona #9

Estimate of Undocumented Population:264,000

The passing of Senate Bill 1070 reflected the severity of immigration issues in Arizona. Thiscontroversial law allows police to pull over motorists on the assumption they may be in the country illegally. Most of the law’s provisions were overturned in the Supreme Court decision Arizona v. United States

10. Virginia #10

Estimate of Undocumented Population:247,000

A Virginia immigration law passed in 2007 by Prince William County required police to investigate the citizenship status of suspects under arrest. This ordinance is still in effect.


Nevada is where illegal immigrants make up the highest percentage

Hispanic is not a race it is a language and culture

One of the most common Misconception, especially in the United States is that Hispanic is a race rather than a culture or Linguistic group

More than 400 million speak Spanish Worldwide


Now the Majority of Hispanics are Mestizo 40%


Majority Mestizo – Total 180 million

A Mestizo is someone one who Half Native America/and White

Paraguay 95% Mestizo, 4% Black, 1% White 6.5 million

Paraguay is the most mixed Latin American country

Rodríguez de Francia established new laws that greatly reduced the powers of the Catholic church (Catholicism was then an established state religion) and the cabinet, forbade colonial citizens from marrying one another and allowed them to marry only blacks, mulattoes or natives, in order to break the power of colonial-era elites and to create a mixed-race or mestizo society.

Honduras 90%, 9%Black, 1% White (Honduras has the lowest percentage of Whites 1 percent)   7.3 million

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El Salvador 86% Mestizo, 17% White, .23% Indigenous, .13% Black 5.5 million(El Salvador has the lowest percentage of Blacks at .13 percent)

Ecuador 71% Mestizo,  7% Amerindian, 7% Black, 6% White,  11.6 million

Nicaragua 69% Mestizo, 17% White, 9% Black, 5% Amerindian   4.2 million  (Amerindian 5%)

Costa Rica 65%, 8% Black, 2.4% Pure Amerindian 3.2 million

Chile 65%   11.5 million   (Amerindian 5%)

Panama   60% Mestizo (20%  Black,  12% Indigenous, 7% White, 2% Asian (Panama is probably the most multicultural Hispanic Country)


Mexico 60% Mestizo, 22%Amerindian, 17%White, 1.3%AfroMexican    72 million    (25 million)

Venezuela 51%   15.5 million  (Amerindian 3%)

Colombia 49% (35% White) (11% Black)  (3% Amerindian) (2% Middle Eastern)  23.1 million


Famous Mestizo Hispanics –


Pancho Villa

Cesar Chavez


Emiliano Zapata


Edward james Olmos


Danny Trejos


Eva Longoria


Oscar De La Hoya

Mario Lopez


Majority Amerindian – 50 million (12%)

Bolivia 65%, 30% Mestizo, 5%White, 1% Black

5.9 million

Peru 45% Amerindian, 33%Mestizo, 7%Black, 6% Black, 2% Asian   14 million


Peru people

Guatemala 42% , 41% Mestizo, 18%White, 1% Black   6.3 million

Mexico 22%    26 million

Famous Amerindian Hispanics

Benito Juarez

Evo Morales




Majority White-103 million  26%

Argentina 97%, 2% Mestizo, .37%Black  40.2 million

Uruguay 88%, 8% Mestizo, 4%Black


3.1 million ( Country with the lowest Indigenous rate)

Chile 64% 11 million 30% Mestizo, 5.7 Pure Indigenous, Other .2%




Cuba 37%  4.2 million

White Cubans

Colombia  22%  10 million

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Famous White Hispanics

Cameron Diaz

Che Guevara

Fidel Castro

Christina Aguillera

Ricky Martin

Oscar de La Renta

Eva Peron

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Pope Francis


Willy Chirino

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Majority Black or Mulatto – 42 million

Dominican Republic 86%  9.2-10 million


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Cuba 62%  7 million

Black Cubans

Panama 25%,33%,or 54%  1 million

Colombia 10-25%   5-11 million


Famous Black Hispanics

Celia Cruz

Amara La Negra


Sammy Sosa

David Ortiz

Faison Love


Zoe Saldana

Christina Milian


Majority Triracial

Puerto Rico 62%   2.2 milllion


Colombia – Unknown

Venezuela – Unknown



Famous Triracial Hispanics

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Sonia Sotomayor



Arab/Middle Eastern 10 million

Argentina 3.5 million  (5%)

Venezuela 1.5

Colombia 1.5 million (2%)

Mexico  1 million

Chile 800,000

Honduras 200,000 (3%)

Honduran Arabs

Famous Arab Hispanic

Carlos Slim Helu- Mexican of Lebanese descent

Shakira-Colombian of Lebanese descent

Selma Hayek – Mexican of Lebanese descent

Carlos Menem-Argentina



Antonio Baca- Salvadoran of Palestinian descent


Shafik Handal- Salvadoran of Palestinian descent




Asians   1%

1. Peru  5%   1.5 million

2. Mexico 1.2 million


3. Venezuela  500,000


4. Argentina 195,000

5. Panama 200,000


Famous Asian Hispanics

Roberto Fujimori

Harry Shum, Jr

Ana Gabriel

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Chinese Cuban





Chile (Easter Island)




Spain   46.8 million


Equatorial Guinea  1.2 million

Spanish accents

The Most Mestizo Country is – Paraguay 95% Mestizo

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Whitest Country-Argentina 97% White & Spain

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Blackest Country – Dominican Republic 86% Black & Equatorial Guinea

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Most Native American – Bolivia 62%

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Most Diverse – Panama, Colombia

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Spanish regional accents

  1. Mexican Spanish


2. Central American Spanish

3. Bolivarian Spanish – Colombia, Venezuela,

3. Andean Spanish – Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia

4. Chilean, Argentinan, Uruguayan Spanish

Words or colloquialism

Boludo or Pelotudo – Idiot

ll sound is replaced with sh sound

z sound is replaced with s sound


5. Caribbean Spanish

This dialect is spoken in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and along the East coast of Mexico and Central America; it is characterized by elided middle consonants and omitted final consonants, as well as an aspirated ‘r’ that is pronounced like the Portuguese ‘x.’

Strong contraction in everyday speech is common, as in “voy a” into “vuá” or “voá”, or “¿para adónde vas?” into “¿p’ónde va’?”. Another example: “Taco ‘tá ‘co’ta’o”, from “Taco está acostado” (“Taco is lying down / Taco is sleeping”).

6. Castillian Spanish

  • Lisp
  • Vosotros

Spanish dialects from Easiest to hardest

Guatemalan – Cerote (buddy)
Spanish (Spain)

Costa Rican


Puerto Rican
Chilean (a real beast)


So why do many Latino’s like to tell others that they are a race.

  1. Many Latino’s are mixed race so it is easier to identify with the cultural identity rather than the racial identity. Especially in Places like Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela where many people are triracial. Why are there so many mixed race people in Latin America, because were multiracial, that did not have antimiscegenation laws like the United States or South Africa.
  2. Many Black and Native American Latinos and hide under the Latino label because they are afraid of receiving the same level of discrimination as the local Black or Native American population.
  3. Many White Latinos hide under the Latino category because they can qualify for minority programs.