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Celia Cruz

 

 

Celia Cruz

…is a Mujeres Latinas idol. Dubbed the "Queen of Salsa," Celia touched the lives of her many fans with her stunning and colorful performances. Born in Havana, Cuba on October 21, 1924, she passed on July 16, 2003 with her music pouring out of Latino radio stations, cars and homes as she acquired generations of loyal fans and inspired countless voices. > read more

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Celia Cruz
Malintzin Tenepal
The Imperial Princess
The Mirabel Sisters
Manuela Saénz 

Malintzin Tenepal

Malintzin Tenepal, "La Malinche"

Malintzin Tenepal, La Malinche, an Aztec slave, considered the mother of the first Mexican, was born about 1505. As a convert to Christianity and baptized Marina, she became the interpreter of the conquistador Hernan Cortes. > read more

The Imperial Princess

The Imperial Princess, Redeemer Isabel

Imperial Princess Isabel, baptized Isabel Cristina Leopoldina Augusta, second daughter of Emperor D. Pedro II and Empress Dona Tereza Cristina Leopoldina, became the heiress to the throne at the tender age of 4 years old. > read more

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Mirabel Sisters

The Mirabel Sisters

The “Butterflies” was the code name of three sisters, Patria, Maria Teresa and Minerva Mirabel from Salcedo, Dominican Republic. They fought for political freedom and were brutally assassinated on November 25th, 1960. > read more

Manuela Saenz

Manuela Saénz

La “Caballeresa del Sol” was the title Manuela Saénz earned as she joined the revolution with Simon Bolivar in the independence of “El Gran Colombia” from Spain, which included several northern Latin American countries. > read more

 

 
 

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