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Top 10 People Searches – Cinco de Mayo Edition

Written by May 4, 2012

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend (bring on the margaritas), and it’s the 150 year anniversary! Cinco de Mayo celebrates the 1862 Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican army defeated the French forces. Today, Cinco de Mayo is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride; this week’s list includes current figures who reflect this, as well as the historical figures who started it all.

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Top Cinco de Mayo Revolutionaries:

1. Porfirio Diaz – a Mexican War volunteer and French intervention hero; he was an accomplished general and the President of Mexico

2. Benito Juarez – the President of Mexico during the battle; he resisted the French occupation of Mexico, overthrew the Second Mexican Empire, restored the Republic, and used liberal efforts to modernize the country

3. Ignacio Zaragoza – a general in the Mexican army, best known for defeating invading French forces at the Battle of Puebla

4. Napoleon III – the Emperor of France during the battle

5. Charles de Lorencez – a French Army general under Emperor Maximilian of Mexico during the 19th century

6. Maximilian of Austria – a European nobleman who became Emperor of Mexico after the second Battle of Puebla

US Weekly also recently listed their list of Hollywood’s Hottest Mexican Stars, so we’ve profiled them for you here:

1. Salma Hayek – a Mexican-American film actress, director and producer. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role as Frida Kahlo in the film Frida

2. Mario Lopez – a television host, model and actor; he was born to Mexican parents and is best known for his portrayal of the character A.C. Slater on Saved By The Bell

3. Eva Longoria – a Mexican-American actress best known for portraying Gabrielle Solis on the television series Desperate Housewives; she released a cookbook in 2011 that includes some of her favorite family recipes

4. Selena Gomez – a Mexican-American singer and actress who is best known for her portrayal of Alex Russo in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place

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Director of Public Relations & Community Initiatives

Vanessa joined Spokeo in 2012 and oversees all social media, media relations and community relations efforts for Spokeo. She is especially passionate about Spokeo programs focused on search and reunion and promoting STEM careers for women and children. During her free time, she enjoys writing, DIY home decor and crafts, and eating dessert!

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