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Late Night Top 10 Tropical Region. #10…Juan Valdez. fictional character depicts Colombian coffee farmer portrayed by Jose F. Duval JV coffee shops all through Central & South Am. #9… Salma Hayek. born in Veracruz, Mexico actress/director/producer famous in Desperado and Fools Rush In

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Late night top 10 tropical region

Late Night Top 10Tropical Region


10 juan valdez

#10…Juan Valdez

  • fictional character

  • depicts Colombian coffee farmer

  • portrayed by Jose F. Duval

  • JV coffee shops all through Central & South Am.


9 salma hayek

#9…Salma Hayek

  • born in Veracruz, Mexico

  • actress/director/producer

  • famous in Desperado and Fools Rush In

  • big advocate of charitable work

    -violence against women

    -discrimination against immigrants


8 simon bolivar

#8…Simon Bolivar

  • political and military leader of Venezuela in 19th C.

  • helped bring independence to Latin America nations

  • spread democracy ideology throughout Latin Am.

  • known as “el libertador”


7 manuel noriega

#7…Manuel Noriega

  • military dictator of Panama in the 80’s

  • tried in the U.S. for drug trafficking & money laundering

  • started out in our CIA from 50’s thru 80’s

  • spent 15 years in U.S. prison


6 pele

#6…Pele

  • born Edison Arantes do Nascimento in Brazil (1940)

  • retired Brazilian soccer player/footballer

  • World Cup winner at age 17

  • individual with most championship titles (32)

  • in 1999, was named football player of the century


5 nelson mandela

#5…Nelson Mandela

  • anti-apartheid activist

  • convicted of sabotage and sentenced to life in prison in 1962

  • released in 1990

  • 1993 Nobel Peace Prize recipient

  • South African President 1994-1999


4 ho chi minh

#4…Ho Chi Minh

  • leader (dictator) of North Vietnam during war

  • lived in NY and Boston as a young adult

  • also lived in England and France

  • embraced communism in France

  • returned to Vietnam and spread communism


3 bob marley

#3…Bob Marley

  • Jamaican musician

    (guitarist and lead singer of reggae bands)

  • lead singer of Bob Marley and the Wailers

  • big advocate of the Rastafari movement

  • songs include Jammin’ & No Woman No Cry

  • died in 1981 at age 36 of melanoma

  • Rock n’Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 1994


2 fidel castro

#2…Fidel Castro

  • dictator of Cuba from 1959 to 2008

  • brother Raul is now dictator (Fidel with minimal role)

  • early years in power included:

    -Bay of Pigs invasion

    -Cuban Missile Crisis

  • approx. 650 attempts or plots of assassination


1 mohandis gandhi

#1…Mohandis Gandhi

  • political leader of India in early 20th century

  • resisted tyranny and promoted civil means of protest

  • inspiration to many-

    -MLK Jr.

    -Nelson Mandela

    -Steve Biko

  • assassinated in 1948 by Hindu nationalist


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