Lenín Moreno

by Manila on March 9, 2017

Birth Name: Lenín Voltaire Moreno Garcés

Place of Birth: Nuevo Rocafuerte, Orellana, Ecuador

Date of Birth: 19 March, 1953

Ethnicity: Ecuadorian (Spanish, Indigenous)

Lenín Moreno is an Ecuadorian politician. He is the candidate for the 2017 Ecuadorian presidential election. He previously served as the United Nations Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility, from 19 December 2013 to 30 September 2016, as well as Vice President of Ecuador, from 15 January 2007 to 24 May 2013.

Lenín’s father, Servio Tulio Moreno Aldás, was a teacher who promoted bilingual education and integrated schools for Indigenous children and mestizo children. Lenín’s mother was named Lilian Dolores Garcés Martínez. Lenín is married to Rocío González Navas.

Lenín’s paternal grandparents were Buenaventura Moreno and Dolores Aldás Ponce (the daughter of Juan María Aldás Guerrón and Dolores Ponce Valdospinos).

Lenín’s maternal grandparents were ? Garcés and ? Martínez.

Source: Genealogy of Lenín Moreno (focusing on his father’s side) –


Cecilia Bolocco

by madman on February 12, 2017

Birth Name: Cecilia Carolina Bolocco Fonck

Place of Birth: Santiago, Chile

Date of Birth: May 19, 1965

*Arbëreshë/Albanian, Chilean [Spanish, Basque, Indigenous, distant Portuguese], Italian, 1/32 English (father)
*German (mother)

Cecilia Bolocco is a Chilean actress, television host, and beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Chile 1987 and Miss Universe 1987.

Cecilia is the daughter of Rose Marie Fonck Assler and Enzo Bolocco Cintolesi, a businessperson. Her sister is journalist Diana Bolocco. Cecilia is married to politician, and former President of Argentina, Carlos Menem, with whom she has a son.

Cecilia’s paternal grandfather was Víctor Bolocco Olave (the son of Carlos Bolocco Pasquini and Lucinda Olave Triday). Carlos was born in Milan, Lombardy, Italy, and was said to be of Arbëreshë (Albanian) descent. Lucinda was the daughter of José Antonio Olave Ramírez and Juana Triday Moreno.

Cecilia’s paternal grandmother was Emilia Cintolesi Echenique (the daughter of Emilio Cintolesi and Blanca Echenique).

Source: Genealogy of Cecilia Bolocco (focusing on her father’s side) –


Sônia Braga

by stlucas on February 9, 2017

Birth Name: Sônia Maria Campos Braga

Place of Birth: Maringá, Paraná, Brazil

Date of Birth: June 8. 1950

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Portuguese, African, Indigenous, possibly other)

Sônia Braga is a Brazilian actress.

Sônia was born in Maringá, Paraná, the daughter of Hélio Fernando Ferraz Braga and Maria Jaci Campos. Her siblings are Ana, Júlio, and Hélio. Her niece (Ana’s daughter) is actress Alice Braga. Sônia was raised between Curitiba, Paraná, and Campinas, São Paulo, and moved to the U.S in 1985.

Her father is said to have Portuguese and African ancestry. Her mother has Indigenous and European heritage.

The Ebony Magazine Edition of February 1991 wrote of Sônia, “Sonia Braga (below, left) the acclaimed actress  who is recognized around the world as White, is among the cultural exports Afro-Brazilians claim as their own”.


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Angélica Ksyvickis

by stlucas on February 8, 2017

Place of Birth: Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: November 30, 1973

Ethnicity: Italian, Croatian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, some Romanian, Moldovan, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, distant Piquerobi Native Brazilian

Angélica Ksyvickis is a Brazilian television presenter, actress, and singer. She is the hostess of the Brazilian television show “Estrelas”.

She is the daughter of Angelina Capraro Fogo and Francisco Ksyvickis.

In 2015, she became a guest on her own television show “Estrelas” in which she was presented her origins and family tree as a suprise.

She found out that her mother has recent Italian, Croatian, and Portuguese ancestry, and that her father is mostly of Russian and Polish descent. She was also said to have Moldovan, Romanian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, and some Piquerobi Native Brazilian ancestry.

Her maternal grandfather was Domingos Capraro (the son of Antônio Capraro and Juliana/Giuliana Alauk). Antônio was originally from Naples, Italy, and moved to Brazil with his parents, Biagio and Domenica Capraro, at the age of 10. Juliana had Croatian ancestry.

Her maternal grandmother was Albina Maria Sales (the daughter of Francisco de Sales Galvão Freire and Ana Cândida de Jesus). Albina had Portuguese roots.

Her paternal grandfather was Wladislav Ksyvickis. He had Polish ancestry. The female version of his surname is “Krzywicka”.

Her paternal grandmother was Antônia Casemiro (the daughter of Dominic Casimirov and Josefa Yachen). Both Dominic and Josefa were Russian immigrants.



Ángel Di María

by andrew on February 1, 2017

Birth Name: Ángel Fabián Di María Hernández

Place of Birth: Rosario, Argentina

Date of Birth: 14 February, 1988

Ethnicity: Argentinian (Italian, Spanish, likely Indigenous, possibly other)

Ángel Di María is an Argentine professional footballer player. He signed for Manchester United in 2014 for a British record £59.7 million.

Ángel is the son of Miguel Di María and Diana Hernández. They are pictured here and here.

Photo by Celso Pupo/