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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.