-made important discovery about origin of life (how to synthesize adenine)
-first to propose comets could have brought organic chemicals to earth
- Participated in VIKING misson to mars from NASA
Helped design u-boat (submarine)
Although not actually born in Latin America, there can be no doubt about where his heart was. This Dominican friar fought for freedom and native rights in the early days of conquest and colonization, placing himself squarely in the way of those who would exploit and abuse the natives. If not for him, the horrors of the conquest would have been immeasurably worse.
The legendary drug lord of Medellín, Colombia, was once considered by Forbes Magazine to be the seventh-richest man in the world. At the height of his power, he was the most powerful man in Colombia and his drug empire stretched around the world. In his rise to power, he was greatly aided by the support of Colombia’s poor, who viewed him as a sort of Robin Hood.
- Chilean dictator
-backed by the US
-overthrew democratically elected, leftist leader.
-forcefully transformed the Chilean economy into one of the freest market economies that the world had even seen
-Helped liberate many latin nations
- Fought for the liberation of “Gran Colombia” (now Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador)
- Bolivia is named after him
- Seen as Latin George Washington