Three Kings in Lesotho

Three Kings are featured on the front of out banknote. On our right, wearing the hat, is the first king, King Moshoeshoe. On our left, wearing glasses, is King Moshoeshoe II (Constantine Bereng Seeiso) (1938-1996). In the center is the present King of Lesotho,King Letsie III (born David Mohato Bereng Seeiso; 17 July 1963).  The […]

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Josefa

Introduction. We started calling her La Corregidora when Jose Miguel Dominguez, her husband, was made Corregidor, which is a high political office in Mexico, kind of like your governor or mayor.  Charles VI was still king of the Spanish Empire, but here in Mexico, everyone knew who was really in charge; it was the gachupines, […]

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Mexico – José María Morelos

Introduction. Jose Maria Morelos was born of parents mulatto and mestizo, into a society in which one’s entire future was measured out by blood proportions, ethnic history, and skin tone. 18th century Mexico, or, “New Spain”, as the Spanish peninsulares preferred, was obsessed with class, caste and classifications based upon blood, birthplace and ethnicity. Among […]

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Zambia – the Chain Breaking Man

Zanco Mpundu Mutembo was arrested and handcuffed with chains which he broke in the presence of 18 soldiers armed with guns. Mr. Mutembo was ORDERED TO BREAK FREE FROM THE CHAINS OR BE INSTANTLY SHOT DEAD. Shockingly, he broke the chains in full view of soldiers and photographers who took shots of what seem like […]

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