Heroes of the Revolution

Mexican Revolutionaries Fidel Castro
Che Guevara Chavismo

Comparing Latin America and China is like comparing apples and oranges. If I may indulge in a little stereotyping, the Chinese appear to be more interested in commerce than political activism. While that may sound a little lackluster, China is on the verge of eclipsing the United States’ as a global superpower, something no Latin American revolutionaries have ever accomplished.

Nevertheless, I’m still inspired by the Latin American revolutionaries who time and again rise up to fight the Anglo-Zionist empire. This section features articles focusing on Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and Hugo Chavez. However, there are many more heroes of the revolution who deserve to be commemorated. The list below is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg.

  • Simón Bolívar—Known as “The Liberator,” he played a key role in the independence movements of several South American countries, including Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
  • José Martí—A Cuban revolutionary and poet who was a key figure in the fight for Cuban independence from Spain. Martí wrote the famous song Guantanamera, one of my favorite Latin songs.
  • Augusto César Sandino—A Nicaraguan revolutionary leader who fought against U.S. military occupation in Nicaragua during the early 20th century.
  • Salvador Allende—Elected as Chile’s president in 1970, he was a socialist who sought to implement significant reforms before being overthrown in a coup in 1973.
  • Victor Jara—An artistically talented activist tortured and murdered by Augusto Pinochet’s thugs, though he lives on through his songs.
  • Subcomandante Marcos—The spokesperson and military leader of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) in Mexico, known for their indigenous rights and anti-globalization stance.
  • Evo Morales—Bolivia’s first indigenous president, known for his socialist policies and advocacy for indigenous rights and environmental conservation.
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