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Noriega, Manuel Antonio

(Encyclopedia)Noriega, Manuel Antonio mänwĕlˈ äntōˈnyō nôryāˈgə [key], 1934–2017, Panamanian general. Commander of the Panamanian Defense Forces from 1983, when he promoted himself to full general, Nor...

Machado, Antonio

(Encyclopedia)Machado, Antonio äntōˈnyō mächäˈᵺō [key], 1875–1939, Spanish poet of the Generation of '98. He spent most of his life in Castile and his best poetry was influenced by its sober and dramati...

Guterres, António

(Encyclopedia)Guterres, António (António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres), 1949–, Portuguese political leader, secretary-general of the United Nations (2017–), b. Lisbon, grad. Instituto Superior Ténico, Univ. o...

Lavalleja, Juan Antonio

(Encyclopedia)Lavalleja, Juan Antonio hwän äntōˈnyō läväyāˈhä [key], c.1786–1853, Uruguayan revolutionist. After serving under José Gervasio Artigas, Lavalleja was imprisoned for a short time by Brazil...

Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de

(Encyclopedia)Alarcón, Pedro Antonio de dā älärkōnˈ [key], 1833–91, Spanish writer, politician, and diplomat. He wrote several novels, including El sombrero de tres picos (1874, tr. The Three-cornered Hat,...

Endara Galimany, Guillermo David

(Encyclopedia)Endara Galimany, Guillermo David, 1936–2009, Panamanian political leader. A lawyer and supporter of Arnulfo Arias, he served in the national assembly and was (1968) minister of planning and economic...

Organization of American States

(Encyclopedia)Organization of American States (OAS), international organization, created Apr. 30, 1948, at Bogotá, Colombia, by agreement of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican R...

Dorrego, Manuel

(Encyclopedia)Dorrego, Manuel mänwĕlˈ dôr-rāˈgō [key], 1787–1828, Argentine statesman and soldier, governor of Buenos Aires province (1820, 1827–28). After serving for a time in the War of Independence, ...

Azaña, Manuel

(Encyclopedia)Azaña, Manuel mänwĕlˈ äthäˈnyä [key], 1880–1940, Spanish statesman. An author and critic, he gained prominence as president (1930) of the Madrid Ateneo, a literary and political club, and ca...

Belgrano, Manuel

(Encyclopedia)Belgrano, Manuel mänwĕlˈ bĕlgräˈnō [key], 1770–1820, Argentine revolutionist. Important as a political figure, he was appointed secretary of the commercial tribunal of Buenos Aires in 1794. H...

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