List of Famous Afro-Latinos

Infobox_President
name = Hugo Chávez



order = President of Venezuela

Argentina

* Gabino Ezeiza - singer
* Enrique Maciel - Guitarist, bandoneonist and composer
* Fidel Nadal - reggae artist
* Cayetano Alberto Silva - composer
* Ramón Carrillo - neurobiologist
* Horacio Mendizabal - Musician and composer
* Casildo G Thompson - writer
* Zenón Rolón - musician
* Miriam Gomes
* Maria Lamadrid
* Oscar Alemán (jazz musician)
* Tomas Platero IV (writer/poet)
* Chocolate Baley, football goalkeeper
* Osvaldo Tola Cadillac, basketball player

Bolivia

*Juan Angola Maconde

Brazil

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Seu Jorge



Img_capt = Seu Jorge playing at the 2006 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Birth_name = Jorge Mário da Silva
Born = June 8, 1970
Died =
Origin = Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Instrument =
Genre = Samba
Occupation = Musician
Singer-songwriter
Actor

* Seu Jorge - Singer
* Elza Soares - Singer
* José Maurício Nunes Garcia - Composer
* Milton Gonçalves
* Pixinguinha - Clisical Musician
* Chico César - Musician
* Alexandre Pires
* Clara Nunes - Singer
* Racionais MC's - Hip-Hop Group
* Alex Pereira Barbosa
* Jorge Ben-Jor
* Jorge Aragão
* Jair Oliveira
* Milton Nascimento - Singer
* Djavan
* Paula Lima - Composer
* Celso Pitta
* Benedita da Silva
* Abdias do Nascimento
* Taio Cruz- singer
* Machado de Assis
* Carlinhos Brown - Musician
* Lima Barreto
* João da Cruz e Sousa
* Paulo Leminski
* André Rebouças engineerInfobox Model
name = Adriana Lima



caption = Adriana Lima, 30 April 2007
birthname = Adriana Francesca Limaimdb name|0992596]
birthdate = birth date and age|1981|06|12
location = Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

* Aleijadinho sculptor
* Helvécio Martins religious
* Milton Santos geographer
* Paula Lima - Singer

Models

* Adriana Lima
* Taís Araújo
* Adriana Bombom
* Vilayna Lasalle
* Camila Pitanga
* Raica Oliveira
* Ana Paula Araujo
* Yaya Da Costa
*Emanuela De Paula

Futbol (soccer)

* Pelé
* Arthur Friedenreich
* Romário
* Ronaldo
* Adriano
* Carlos Alberto
* Dida
* Cafu
* Denílson
* Rivaldo
* Leônidas
* Jairzinho
* Júlio Baptista
* Juan
* Luís Fabiano
* Ronaldinho
* RobinhoMMAstatsbox
name=Anderson Silva


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weight=convert|205|lb|kg|abbr=on|lk=on
nationality=Brazilian
birthdate=birth date and age|year=1975|month=04|day=14
hometown=Curitiba, Brazil
fightstyle=Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
wins=22
losses=4
ko=13
submissions=6|

* Zé Roberto
* Luís Fabiano
* Vágner Love
* Gilberto Aparecido da Silva
* Mineiro
* Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa
* Kléber
* Gilberto
* Helton
* Garrincha

Other sports

* Adhemar Ferreira da Silva – Athlete, he won two olympic gold medals on the triple jump
* Daiane dos Santos – Gymnast
* Anderson Silva – Mixed martial arts fighter, current UFC middleweight champion
* Leandro Barbosa – Basketball player
* Nenê – Basketball player
* Janeth Arcain – Basketball player
* Jadel Gregório – Athlete
* Nelson Prudêncio – Athlete
* Zuluzinho – Wrestler
* Pedro Pinto – Swimmer
* Diogo Silva – Taekwondo gold medal in 2007 Panamerican Games

Chile

* Dominique Lattimore - Model
* Sonia Salgado - Oro negro

Colombia

Infobox_Boxer|name=Edison Miranda



realname=Edison Miranda
nationality=Colombian
weight=Super middleweight
birth_date=Birth date and age|1981|1|7|mf=y
death_date=
birth_place=Buenaventura, Colombia
home=Miami, Florida
style=Orthodox
total=32
wins=30
KO=26
losses=3

* Faustino Asprilla - Soccer Player
* Vanessa Mendoza - Model
* Fulgencio Zúñiga - Boxer
* Eleider Alvarez - Singer
* Alejandro Berrio - Boxer
* Totó la Momposina - Singer
* Bernardo Mercado - Boxer
* Orlando Cabrera - MLB
* Irene Pacheco - Boxer
* Edwin Congo - Soccer
* Juan Urango - Boxer
* Jolbert Cabrera - MLB
* Rodrigo Valdez - Boxer
* Tressor Moreno - Soccer
* Emiliano Fruto - MLB
* Elkin Murillo - Soccer
* Edgar Rentería - MLB
* Luis Amaranto Perea - Soccer
* Juan Palacios - Baskettball Player
* Hamilton Ricard - Soccer
* Antonio Cervantes - Boxer
* Jhon Viáfara - Soccer
* Joel Julio - Boxer
* Róbinson Zapata - Soccer
* Edison Miranda - Boxer
* Mabel Mosquera - Weight Lifter
* María Isabel Urrutia - Weight Lifter

Costa Rica

* Paulo Wanchope - Soccer
* Henry Porras - Boxer

Cuba

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Christina Milian



Img_capt = Christina at snowglobe premiere.
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Christine Flores
Alias =
Born = birth date and age|1981|9|26
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Died =
Origin =
Genre = R&B, pop
Occupation = Singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress
Years_active = 1998–present
URL = [http://www.christinamilian.org www.christinamilian.org]

* Sammy Davis, Jr. - Singer
* Celia Cruz - Salsa Singer
* Christina Milian - Singer
* Joel Casamayor - Boxer (WBC Lightweight Champion)
* Fantasia Barrino - Singer (American Idol winner)
* Rita Marley - Singer (Wife of Bob Marley)
* Ibrahim Ferrer - Singer (Buena Vista Social Club)
* Alonso Brito - Singer/Songwriter
* Afro-Cuban All Stars
* Mellow Man Ace - Rapper
* Gilbert Arenas - NBA
* Dalixia Fernández - Olympic Beach Volleyballer
* Andres Serrano - Photographer
* Javier Sotomayor - Holds World Record in High Jump
* Sen Dog of Rap Group Cypress Hill
* Hillzy Roscoe - Music Producer
* Tony Pérez - MLB (Hall of Fame)
* Gina Torres - Actress
* Brayan Peña - MLB
* Faizon Love - Actor
* Renny Arozarena - Actor
* Sugar Ramos - Boxer (Former WBA Featherweight Champion)
* Sergio Oliva - Boby Builder (Only bodybuilder to have ever beaten Arnold Schwarzenegger in a Mr Olympia competition)
* Cristóbal Torriente - Negro League Baseball Hall of Fame
* Martín Dihigo - Negro League Baseball Hall of Fame
* Addys D'Mercedes - Singer
* Luis Moro Actor, filmmaker, writer, best known for his history making-film "Love and Suicide", which made him the first American to break the embargo on Cuba to film a feature there. [Rosero, Jessica. [http://bobbilou.wordpress.com/2006/09/29/union-city-reporter-interview-by-jessica-rosero/ "The revolution begins within: Hudson County native brings his Cuban people back home"] , "Union City Reporter", May 28, 2006. Accessed August 23, 2008. "That is one of the torments plaguing Tomas, played by Kamar De Los Reyes, who is the lead character of Love & Suicide, which was co-written and directed by former Union City native Luis Moro and Lisa France."]
* Cubanito 20.02 - Band
* Benny Moré - Singer
* Yotuel Romero - Singer
* Jon Secada - Singer
* Vida Guerra - Model
* Matt Cedeño - Actor/Model
* Georg Stanford Brown - Actor
* Mijail López- Olympic Wrestler
* Jose Contreras- MLB

Dominican Republic

Infobox actor
bgcolour =
name = Merlin Santana


imagesize = 220px
caption =
birthdate = birth date|1976|3|14|mf=y
location = New York, New York, U.S.
deathdate = November 9, 2002 (Age 26)
deathplace =Los Angeles, California, U.S.
causeofdeath = Homicide
birthname =
othername =
homepage =
notable role = Stanley in "The Cosby Show"
Marcus Dixon in "Getting By"
Marcus Henry in "Under One Roof"
Romeo Santana in "The Steve Harvey Show"
academyawards =

* Alex Rodriguez - MLB
* Sammy Sosa - MLB
* Alfonso Soriano - MLB
* Zoe Saldana - Actress
* Fabolous - Rapper
* Joan Guzmán - Boxer (Little Tyson)
* Merlin Santana - Actor
* Nelson de la Rosa - World's Shortest Man
* Irv Gotti - Hip-Hop Producer (Murder Inc.)
* Lourdes Benedicto - Actress
* Amaury Nolasco - Actor (Prison Break)
* Mark Jackson - NBA
* AZ - Rapper
* Cassidy - Rapper
* Judy Reyes - Actress (Scrubs)
* Denny Méndez - Miss Italy
* Omar Minaya - General Manager, NY Mets
* Julissa Bermudez - VJ for BET
* Dania Ramírez - Actress (Heroes)Infobox actor
name = Dania Ramírez


imagesize =
caption = Ramírez at the 2007 Scream Awards
birthname = Dania Ramírez
birthdate = birth date and age|1979|11|8
birthplace = Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
occupation = Actress
yearsactive = 1997-Present

* Hanley Ramirez- MLB
* Alfonso Ribeiro- Actor The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
* Francisco Garcia - NBA
* Claudia Cruz - Miss Universe Contestant
* Karina Pasian - Singer
* Al Horford - NBA
* Juelz Santana - Rapper
* Miguel A. Núñez Jr. - Actor (Juwanna Man)
* Anaís - Singer
* Tito Horford - NBA
* Kat DeLuna - Singer
* Johnny Pacheco - Musical Producer
* Vladimir Guerrero - MLB
* David Ortiz - MLB
* Félix Sánchez - Olympic Hurdler
*Ruth Ocumárez- Miss Universe Contestant

Ecuador

Football player infobox
playername = Alberto Spencer


nickname = Cabeza Mágica (Magic Head)
dateofbirth = birth date|1937|12|6
dateofdeath = Death date and age|2006|11|3|1937|12|6
cityofbirth =
countryofbirth = Ecuador

* Alberto Spencer - All time top scorer of the Copa Libertadores
* Monica Chala - 1996 Miss Ecuador. First afro-ecuadorian woman to be elected winner of the Miss Ecuador pageant.
* Agustin Delgado - All time top scorer for Ecuador and top scorer in 2002 CONMEBOL Qualifiers. Also won the Copa Libertadores 2008 with LDU Quito
* Jaime Hurtado - Activist
* Eduardo Hurtado - Soccer
* Ivan Hurtado - All time record appearances the national team and CONMEBOL
* Nelson Estupiñán Bass - Writer
* Ulises de la Cruz - Powerful defender with Reading
* Edison Méndez - Star of PSV Eindohoven
* Antonio Valencia - Young star of Wigan Athletic
* Giovanny Espinoza - Captain of Brasil side Cruzeiro
* Joffre Guerron - Young star of Getafe and Copa Libertadores winner with LDU Quito 2008. The tournaments most valuable player.
* Segundo Castillo - Combative midfielder and current star of Red Star Belgrade

Haiti

Infobox musical artist
Name = Wyclef Jean



Img_capt = Wyclef Jean performing at a UNAIDS concert.
Img_size =
Landscape =
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Nelust Wyclef Jean
Alias = Wyclef
Born = birth date and age|1972|10|17
Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
Died =
Origin = South Orange, New Jersey, United States
Instrument = Vocals, guitar, piano, drums
Genre = Hip hop, reggae, kompa, R&B
Occupation =
Years_active = 1987–present
Label = Ruffhouse, Columbia, J, Koch
Associated_acts = Fugees
URL = [http://www.wyclef.com/ www.wyclef.com]
Notable_instruments =

Artists

*Jean-Michel Basquiat, acclaimed painter (Haitian father)
*Rigaud Benoit
*Jacques-Enguerrand Gourgue
*Alexandre Gregoire
*Hector Hyppolite
*Philomé Obin
*Prosper Pierre-Louis
*Petion Savain

Athletes

*Joachim Alcine
*Josmer Altidore, professional soccer player
*D'Anthony Batiste
*Andre Berto
*Samuel Dalembert, basketball player
*Rudy Doliscat
*Dudley Dorival
*Elvis Dumervil
*Mario Elie
*Nadine Faustin-Parker
*Shad Gaspard professional Wrestler
*Joe Gaetjens, professional soccer player
*Rashad Jeanty
*Max Jean-Gilles professional football player
*Carlos Joseph
*Davin Joseph
*William Joseph
*Jerrod Laventure, professional soccer player
*Georges Laraque, professional hockey player
*David Loiseau, martial-arts expert
*Vernand Morency
*Olivier Occean, professional soccer player
*Jean-Philippe Peguero, professional soccer player
*Olden Polynice
*Bruny Surin
*Jonathan Vilma

Authors

*Lylah M. Alphonse
*Carl Brouard
*Edwidge Danticat
*Rene Depestre
*Jean Dominique, murdered journalist
*Roger Dorsinville
*Alexandre Dumas, père
*Franck Étienne
*Dany Laferrière
*Jacques Roumain

Historical figures

*John James Audubon, French-American naturalist (born in Haiti)
*Georges Biassou
*Boukman
*Jean-Pierre Boyer
*Henri Christophe
*Jean-Jacques Dessalines
*W.E.B. Du Bois, Educator/Civil Rights Leader
*Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, First settler to Chicago
*Jean François
*Jeannot
*Toussaint Louverture
*François Mackandal
*Vincent Ogé
*Charlemagne Péralte, Haitian nationalist leader who opposed the US Invasion
*Alexandre Pétion, President of Haiti
*Julien Raimond
*Sylvain Salnave

Motion picture and television personalities

*Garcelle Beauvais, television actress (NYPD Blue)
*Alex Désert, actor
*Daphnee Duplaix Samuel, actress (Passions)
*Jimmy Jean-Louis, actor (film Phat Girlz; television series Heroes)
*Trina McGee-Davis, actress (Boy Meets World)
*Raoul Peck, Movie director
*Quddus, television host
*Lela Rochon, actress (film Waiting to Exhale)
* Marsha Regis, actress
*Arnold Antonin, Movie director
*Jamie Hector, Actor

Musicians and singers

*Toto Bissainthe, Haitian folk music artist
*Alexandrine-Caroline Branchu
*Manno Charlemagne
*Régine Chassagne, singer and multi-instrumentalist for the Arcade Fire
*DJ Whoo Kid
*Tony Yayo, rapper
*Nicolas Geffrard
*Kery James, French rapper
*Wyclef Jean, singer for The Fugees
*David Jude Jolicoeur, rapper from De La Soul
*Kangol Kid, rapper
*MC Tee, rapper
*Luck Mervil
*Pras Michel, singer for The Fugees
*Emerante Morse
*Delisa Newton
*Dawn Angelique Richard, singer (group Danity Kane)
*Pastor Troy
*Melky Sedeck
*Smitty, rapper
*Sweet Micky, musician
*Torch (rapper)
*Joanne Borgella singer, songwriter, actor

Noteworthy figures

*Gerard A. Alphonse
*André Apaid
*Marc Bazin
*Jacques Bernard
*Marlie Casseus
*Jean Dominique
*Simone Duvalier
*Tyrone Edmond, model
*Ralph Gilles
*Antoine Izméry
*Gérard Jean-Juste
*Mother Mary Lange
*Abner Louima
*Charlemagne Péralte
*Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable
*Pierre-Richard Prosper
*Dumas M. Simeus
*Charles Terres Weymann
*Mildred Trouillot
*Louis William Valentine Dubourg
*Rev. Dr. Soliny Védrine
*Reginald Victor-Louis

Political Figures

*Jacques-Édouard Alexis, Prime Minister of Haiti (2006 - Present)
*Jean-Bertrand Aristide, former president
*François Duvalier
*Jean-Claude Duvalier
*Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada
*René Préval, President of Haiti (2006-present)
*Jacques Roumain
*Kwame Raoul
*Claudette Werleigh

Honduras

* America Ferrera – Actress
* Carlos Pavón - Soccer Player
* Erika Ramirez- Miss Universe Contestant
* Rocsi - Host of 106 and Park
* China Shavers - Actress
* David Suazo - Soccer Player
* Maynor Suazo - Soccor Player
* Hype Williams - Film Director
* Gilberto Yearwood - Soccer Player
* Gerald Young - Former Major League Baseball Player

Mexico

* Gaspar Yanga founded the first free African township in the Americas in 1609. [ [http://www.mfacmchicago.org/current The African Presence in México] exhibit at The Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum (MFACM)]
* Vicente Guerrero - Politician
* José María Morelos y Pavón - Politician
* Pío Pico - Governor of California
* Mario Marcel Salas - Councilman, San Antonio
* Toña La Negra - Singer
* Kalimba Marichal - Singer
* M'Balia Marichal - Singer
* Johnny Laboriel - Singer
* María del Sol - Singer
* Veronika con K - Singer
* Madison Pettis - actress

Panama

Infobox actor
name = Melissa De Sousa



imagesize = 220px

* Tatyana Ali - Actress, Singer
* Melissa De Sousa - Actress, Entertainer, Singer
* La Factoria - Reggaeton duo from Panama, Singers, Entertainers, Musicians, Songwriters
* Eddy Lover - Singer from Panama
* Mariano Rivera - Famous baseball player

Peru

* Luis Miguel Sánchez Cerro - Former President of Peru
* Eva Ayllón - popular Peruvian musician
* Caitro Soto - composer of famed "Toro Mata" rhythm, popularized by Celia Cruz in "salsa" style
* Teófilo Cubillas - considered the greatest Peruvian footballer of all time
* María Elena Moyano - civil leader
* Immortal Technique - hip-hop artist and activist
* Jefferson Farfan - leading scorer and star of PSV team.
* Julio Melendez - named the greatest Boca Juniors "stopper"
* Mauro Mina - boxer
* Nicomedes Santa Cruz - poet and singer
* Martin de Porres - Peruvian saint
* Cecilia Tait - the greatest "smash" in volleyball (Hall-Famer)
* Ronaldo Campos - one of the original founders of Peru Negro and preserver of Afro-Peruvian rhythms played on the cajon

Puerto Rico

* Arturo Alfonso Schomburg - "Father of Black Studies"
* Roberto Clemente - baseball player
* Félix "Tito" Trinidad - boxer
* Carmelo Anthony - basketball player
* Rosie Perez - actress
* Lloyd Banks - Rapper
* Rosario Dawson - actress
* La-La - VJ (MTV)
* Vanessa del Rio - Porn Star
* Antonio Fargas - Actor (I'm Gonna Git You Sucka)
* Shar Jackson - Actress
* Maxwell - musician, singer and composer
* Eva LaRue - Actress
* N.O.R.E. - Rap/Reggaeton Artist
* Rick Aviles - comedian and actor
* Juan Morel Campos - composer
* Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos - lawyer, Nationalist leader
* Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa - medical doctor, sociologist, and politician
* Jim Jones - Rapper
* Wilfred Benitez - boxer
* Carmen Belen Richardson - actress
* Paul Calderon - Actor
* Jose Campeche - painter
* Dr. Jose Ferrer Canales - educator, writer and activist
* Bobby Capo - musician, composer
* Irene Cara - actress/singer
* Orlando "Peruchin" Cepeda - baseball playerInfobox_Boxer|name=Félix Trinidad, Jr.


caption=Trinidad during a visit to a military facility
realname=Félix Juan Trinidad García
weight=Middleweight
nationality=flagicon|PRI Puerto Rican
birth_date=birth date and age|1973|1|10
birth_place=Fajardo, Puerto Rico
home=Cupey Alto, Puerto Rico
style=Orthodox
total=45
wins=42
KO=35
losses=3|

* Rafael Cepeda - folk musician and composer
* Jesús Colón - writer and politician
* Rafael Cordero - educator
* Jose "Cheo" Cruz - baseball player
* Wilson Cruz - actor
* Tite Curet Alonso - composer
* Carlos Delgado - baseball player
* Sylvia Del Villard - activist and actress
* Cheo Feliciano - salsa singer
* Ruth Fernandez - singer and actress
* Pedro Flores - composer
* Rick Gonzalez - Actor
* Juano Hernandez - actor / the first Puerto Rican star in the Negro Film Industry
* Rick Aviles - actor
* Rafael Hernandez - musician and composer
* Emilio "Millito" Navarro - baseball player
* Amaury Nolasco - Actor
* Victor Pellot - baseball player
* Ernesto Ramos Antonini - Speaker of the House
* Pedro Rosa Nales - News anchor/ Reporter
* Mayra Santos-Febres - writer, poet, essayist, screenwriter, and college professor
* Lauren Vélez - Actress (New York Undercover)
* Juan Evangelista Venegas - boxer
* Otilio "Bizcocho" Warrington - comedian and actor
* Bernie Williams - baseball player

Football player infobox
playername = Marcelo Zalayeta


In this picture he can be seen attempting to mug someone
height = height|m=1.88
weight = 89 kg
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1978|12|5
cityofbirth = Montevideo
countryofbirth = Uruguay
years = 1996
1997
1997-2007
1998-1999
1999-2001
2004
2007-
nationalyears = 1997-
nationalteam = Uruguay
nationalcaps(goals) = 47 (10)
pcupdate = 24 March, 2007

Uruguay

* Richard Morales Uruguayan Soccer player
* Rubén Rada singer
* Mario Regueiro Uruguayan Soccer player
* Víctor Rodríguez Andrade Uruguayan Soccer player
* Virginia Brindis de Salas poet
* Darío Silva Uruguayan Soccer player
* Marcelo Zalayeta Uruguayan Soccer player

Venezuela

* Hugo Chávez - President
* Mariah Carey - Singer
* Carl Herrera - NBA
* Melvin Mora - MLB
* Johan Santana - MLB
* Bobby Abreu - MLB
* Endy Chávez - MLB
* Ozzie Guillen - Manager of the Chicago White Sox

References

See also

* Afro-Latin American
* African Diaspora
* List of topics related to Black and African peopleMario Marcel Salas, Patterns of persistence : paternal colonialist structures and the radical opposition in the African American community of San Antonio, Texas 1937-2001, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2004. OCLC 56776850


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