The 10 Most Important Latin Americans

Can you name the The 10 Most Important Latin Americans? (according to, criteria used in game note)

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1484 -1566“Defender of the Indians”; accompanied Columbus on his second voyage; participated in, then opposed atrocities committed against the natives; Dominican friar, and then bishop; fought against slavery for 40 years; tried to show conversion would work better than force
1783 -1830'The Liberator,' 'The George Washington of South America'; drove the Spanish from northern South America; instrumental in the early formative years of the republics that sprang up; his later years are marked by the collapse of his grand dream of a united South America
1886 -1957A communist, he was often criticized for creating paintings that were too controversial; with José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siquieros, he is considered one of the “big three,” most important Mexican muralists; married to fellow artist Frida Kahlo
1915 -2006Ruled Chile from 1973-90; ruthlessly suppressed leftist opposition; lowering taxes and privatizing industries led to “The Miracle of Chile”; indicted for war crimes, but never tried
1926 -Fought against Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, eventually replacing him; established a Communist government becoming a thorn in the side of the USA for decades
1929 - 2014“Chespirito”; Mexican writer and actor, known around the world for his characters “El Chavo del 8” and “El Chapulín Colorado,” among others. He was involved in Mexican television for over forty years
1927 - 2014Colombian writer, journalist, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature; popularized the literary style magic realism, which uses magical elements and events in otherwise ordinary and realistic situations.
1940 -Brazil's favorite son, arguably the best soccer player of all time; later became famous for his tireless work on behalf of Brazil's poor and as an ambassador for soccer
1949 -1993Drug lord of Medellín, Colombia named by Forbes Magazine the seventh-richest man in the world; became the most powerful man in Colombia; his drug empire stretched around the world; Colombia's poor viewed him as a sort of Robin Hood
1959 - Guatemalan activist for native rights and winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize; rose to fame in 1982 when she was the subject of a ghost-written autobiography, in spite of later allegations that much of it was exaggerated, inaccurate or even fabricated

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