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By Ivan A. Castro

Meet a hundred Hispanics from world wide and all through historical past who've lived impressive lives. This advisor covers popular celebrities, comparable to actress Rita Moreno, activist César Chavéz, and musician Pablo Casals in addition to extra vague participants, resembling Ellen Ochoa (inventor and primary Hispanic lady astronaut), Agustin Lara (a popular Mexican composer), and Jose Capablanca (one of the best chess avid gamers of all times). lots of those members have made major contributions to technological know-how, literature, politics, and different fields of human endeavour. a few extra infamous, yet both interesting characters are integrated in addition. short biographical sketches are followed via bibliographies of assets, the place readers can locate additional info. Grades 6-12.

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He was doing about seventy shows yearly the world over. But in 1987, everything came crashing down when he was diagnosed with leukemia. He was told his chances of survival were no better than 10 percent. However, his treatment proved successful, and Carreras survived. In 1998 he established the Jose´ Carreras International Leukemia Foundation in Barcelona to raise funds to fight the illness. He also began a ten-year Jose´ Carreras / 45 relationship with Austrian director Herbert Von Karajan, who produced some of the tenor’s best work.

Baruj Benacerraf Never, Never Quit Medical Researcher v Born in Caracas, Venezuela. v Birth date: October 29, 1920. S. citizen in 1943. S. Army Medical Corps in 1945. • Elected president of the American Association of Immunologists in 1973. • Received the 1980 Waterford Biomedical Science Award. • Awarded one-third of Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1980. Important Contributions Benacerraf will not only be remembered for his immunological research on how humans create antibodies, but as a shining example of the struggle against ignorance, prejudice, politics, and economic pressures faced by many of the world’s greatest minds as they toil to improve lives.

He enrolled at Columbia University in 1940 and received his bachelor’s of science two years later. Eager to attend medical school, Benacerraf applied for admission at several universities, but prejudice reared its ugly head. S. citizen. However, one of his friend’s fathers who had connections at the Medical College of Virginia got him an interview and he was accepted. Benacerraf started his medical studies in July 1942. S. citizen, and married Annette Dreyfus, whom he had dated while at Columbia University.

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