Famous Mexican Activists

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 1 Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Lupita Nyong'o is one of the most popular black actresses of all time. The first Kenyan-Mexican actress to receive the prestigious Academy Award, Lupita Nyong'o has often been named in lists, such as the world's most beautiful woman. In 2020, she was named by Forbes magazine as one of Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women.

 2 Columba Bush

Columba Bush
Famous As: Philanthropist
Birthdate: August 17, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: León

Columba Bush is a Mexican-American philanthropist who started hogging the limelight after marrying American politician Jeb Bush. From 1999 to 2007, she served as First Lady of Florida and used her platform to deal with issues, such as substance abuse and domestic violence. She has also been active in advocating the artworks of artists like Salvador Dalí and Frida Kahlo.

 3 Jorge Ramos

Jorge Ramos
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

One of the most influential Hispanic journalists in the US, Jorge Ramos gained the tag of the Walter Cronkite of Latino America. Starting his career with Televisa in Mexico, he later worked for KMEX in the US and soon gained fame as the co-anchor of Noticiero Univision.

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 4 Lorena Borjas

Lorena Borjas
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: May 29, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Veracruz, Mexico
Died: March 30, 2020

 5 Ricardo Flores Magón

Ricardo Flores Magón
Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: September 16, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eloxochitlán de Flores Magón, Mexico
Died: November 21, 1922

One of the most well-known Mexican anarchists, Ricardo Flores Magón initially studied law but soon got involved in student politics and was imprisoned multiple times. He also edited the anarchist newspaper Regeneración. One of the initiators of the Mexican Revolution, he later fled to the US, where he formed the Mexican Liberal Party.

 6 Xiye Bastida

Xiye Bastida
Famous As: Climate activist and member of the indigenous Mexican Otomi-Toltec nation
Birthdate: April 18, 2002
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlacomulco, Toluca, Mexico

 7 Lydia Cacho

Lydia Cacho
Famous As: Journalist, Feminist, and human rights activist
Birthdate: April 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
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 8 Lalo Guerrero

Lalo Guerrero
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: December 24, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Died: March 17, 2005

Lalo Guerrero was an American singer and guitarist best remembered for his influence on Latin music and artists. He is also remembered for his support towards Mexican-American women. Lalo Guerrero’s music encouraged Mexican-American women to demonstrate the duality of their heritage on public platforms. 

 9 Carlos Monsiváis

Carlos Monsiváis
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: June 19, 2010

One of Mexico’s greatest political activists and critics, Carlos Monsiváis is best known for his crónicas, or literary journalism pieces. His criticism of the culture of Mexico was often satirical. He remained single throughout his life and would often give interviews with his pet cats on his lap.

 10 Adela Cojab

Adela Cojab
Famous As: Activist, public speaker, author, and current law student at Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Birthdate: November 12, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 11 José Revueltas

José Revueltas
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 20, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Canatlán Municipality, Mexico
Died: April 14, 1976

José Revueltas was a Mexican writer, political activist, and essayist. He was part of an artistic family that included his sister Rosaura Revueltas Sánchez and brothers Silvestre and Fermín. A fierce critic of the Mexican Left, José Revueltas was imprisoned on several occasions for various reasons, including his involvement in the Railwaymen's Movement in 1958.   

 12 Edwin Bustillos

Edwin Bustillos
Famous As: Human rights activist
Birthdate: May 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico
Died: February 21, 2003

 13 Heberto Castillo

Heberto Castillo
Famous As: Civil Engineer
Birthdate: August 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Veracruz, Mexico
Died: April 5, 1997