Fun Facts About Latin America

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In the 1980s and 1990s, the Chilean economy was one of the most dynamic in Latin America.

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Maria Felix once said, “ The stars of today have no star-power and the actresses of today are disponsable. They are models that can`t even speak“.She was a famous Mexican actress in the 1940s and 1950s.

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Romario Souza is best known as the man who scored the winning goal for Brazil in the FIFA World Championship in 1994.

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Guatemalan writer Miguel Angel Asturias was awarded the 1967 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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„Elsino and the Condor“ is a Nicaraguan film directed by Miguel Littin in the 1980s. It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award in 1982.

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The actor Anthony Quinn (1915-2001) originally came from Mexico. In 1952 he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the film „Viva Zapata!“

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Although Brazil has produced many great writers, none has been as widely read as Jorge Amado.He is remembered for classics like „Gabriela,Clove and Cinnamon“ (1956) and „Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands“(1966). Jorge Amado is one of the most famous Latin American authors of the twentieth century.

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Miss Belize, Sarita Acosta, qualified for the semi-finals at the Miss Universe 1979. It was the first time that Belize was semi-finalist.Like Janelle Commissiong (Miss Universe 1977), Sarita Acosta was a black beauty.

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Few stars have had careers as long and varied as Maria Concepcion Alonso Bustillo, who is best known as Maria Conchita Alonso. In a career of more than two decades she has been successful both as a singer and as an actress.She had several hits in the 1980s, including „Mirame“ (1987).She is recognized as one of the most important names in Latin America´s music.Since the mid-eighties Maria Conchita has had a second career-as an actress, appearing in films like „Moscow on the Hudson“ and „Predator 2“.

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Cricket is the national sport in Antigua & Barbuda, a small country in the Caribbean…

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In 1988, Pope John Paul II visited Paraguay.

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Mary Eugenia Charles was prime minister of Dominica from 1980 to 1995. She was born on May 15, 1919 in Pointe Michel, Dominica, an ex-British colony in the Caribbean. She was the Third World´s four elected woman prime minister.

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