Ricardo Hoyos

by stlucas on February 4, 2018

Ricardo Hoyos – 32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Arrivals – Sportsmen’s Lodge – Studio City, CA, USA – Photo Credit: richard shotwell / PR Photos

Birth Name: Ricardo Hoyos, Jr.

Place of Birth: Alliston, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: November 27, 1995

*Peruvian, Ecuadorian (father)
*Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian (mother)

Ricardo Hoyos is a Canadian and American actor.

Ricardo is the son of Eileen and Ricardo Hoyos, Sr. Ricardo has a brother, Lucius, who is also an actor.

Ricardo’s paternal grandparents are from Peru and Ecuador. His mother is said to be of Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian descent.


Guillermo Lasso

by Manila on March 9, 2017

Birth Name: Guillermo Alberto Santiago Lasso Mendoza

Place of Birth: Guayaquil, Ecuador

Date of Birth: 16 November, 1955

Ethnicity: Ecuadorian (Spanish, possibly other)

Guillermo Lasso is an Ecuadorian politician and businessperson. He served as the Governor of Guayas, from 10 August, 1998 to 17 August, 1999, and Superminister of Economy, from 17 August, 1999 to 24 September, 1999. He ran for the presidency of Ecuador in 2013 and 2017, but lost to Rafael Correa and Lenín Moreno, respectively.

Guillermo is the son of Enrique Lasso Alvarado and Nora Mercedes Mendoza Poggio. He is married to María de Lourdes Alcívar Crespo.

Guillermo’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his eighth great-grandfather, Francisco Lasso de la Vega, of Saldaña, Palencia, Spain.

Guillermo’s paternal grandfather was Antonio Lasso de la Vega y Vega (the son of Joaquín Lasso de la Vega y Aguirre and Juana Vega). Joaquín was the son of Juan José Lasso de la Vega y Velasco and Antonia Aguirre Angulo.

Guillermo’s paternal grandmother was María Luisa Alvarado Mazón (the daughter of Francisco Alvarado y Chica and Petrona Anselma Alegría Mazón Buenaño). Francisco was the son of José Eugenio Salvador Alvarado Illescas and Policarpa Apolinaria Montúfar. Petrona was the daughter of José Lizardo Mazón and María Antonia Buenaño.

Guillermo’s maternal grandfather was Rafael María Mendoza Pinoargote (the son of Tomás Mendoza and Mercedes Pinoargote).

Guillermo’s maternal grandmother was Magdalena Poggio Mendoza (the daughter of Manuel Miguel María Poggio Lugo and Isabel Mendoza de Vera). Manuel was born in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, the son of Félix José Joaquín Poggio Alfaro and Manuela Lugo-Viña Sotomayor. Isabel was the daughter of Juan Mendoza Zevallos and Mariana de Jesús de Vera y de Guzmán.

Guillermo’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, María Duque de Estrada.

Source: Genealogy of Guillermo Lasso –

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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 President-elect of Ecuador. He previously served as Vice President of Ecuador, from 15 January, 2007 to 24 May, 2013, and the United Nations Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility, from 19 December, 2013 to 30 September, 2016.

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) –

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Katherine Espín

by Manila on November 29, 2016

Birth Name: Katherine Elizabeth Espín Gómez

Place of Birth: La Troncal, Cañar, Ecuador

Date of Birth: November 15, 1992

Ethnicity: Ecuadorian (Spanish, possibly other)

Katherine Espín is an Ecuadorian beauty queen and model. She was crowned Miss Earth 2016. She is the daughter of Fredy Xavier Espín Pazmiño and Orfa Renelda Gómez Galarza.

Katherine’s paternal grandparents were ? Espín and ? Pazmiño.

Katherine’s maternal grandparents were ? Gómez and ? Galarza.

Sources: Public record of Katherine’s father –

Public record of Katherine’s mother –


Sixto Durán-Ballén

by Manila on November 18, 2016

Birth Name: Sixto Alfonso Durán-Ballén Cordovez

Date of Birth: July 14, 1921

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Death: November 15, 2016

Place of Death: Quito, Ecuador

Ethnicity: Ecuadorian (Spanish, possibly other)

Sixto Durán-Ballén was an American-born Ecuadorian politician and architect. He served as the 37th President of Ecuador, from August 10, 1992 to August 10, 1996. He was also Mayor of Quito, from August 1, 1970 to February 16, 1978.

Sixto’s parents, Sixto Enrique Durán-Ballén Romero and María Eugenia Cordovéz Caycedo, were on a diplomatic mission in the United States when he was born. He was married to American-born Colombian-Ecuadorian public servant Josefina Isabel Villalobos Páramo.

Sixto’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his seventh great-grandfather, Lucas de Soto Alcedo, of Santander, Cantabria, Spain.

Sixto’s paternal grandfather was Sixto Durán y Ballén de Guzmán (the son of Sixto Liborio Durán Borrero and Carmen Clemencia de Jesús Ballén de Guzmán y Millán). Sixto’s great-grandfather Sixto was the son of José Ignacio Durán y Polanco and María Lucía Josefa Borrero Gómez. Carmen was the daughter of Julián Clemente José Ballén De Guzmán Soler and María de Jesús Millán Macías.

Sixto’s paternal grandmother was Isabel María Romero Febres-Cordero (the daughter of José Escolástico del Carmen García Romero y Ortiz and Isabel María de la Santísima Trinidad Febres Cordero y del Barrio). Sixto’s great-grandfather José was born in Santiago de Veraguas, Veraguas, Panama, the son of Germán Escolástico García Romero y López and Manuela Ortiz y Sosa. Sixto’s great-grandmother Isabel was the daughter of Esteban Febres Cordero y Oberto and Jacinta del Barrio Ortiz.

Sixto’s maternal grandfather was Julio César Cordovez Ricaurte (the son of Domingo Esteban Cordovez Moure and Zoila Ricaurte Muñoz). Domingo was the son of Isidoro Cordovez del Caso and María Agustina Fernández de Moure y Sánchez. Zoila was the daughter of Jorge Ricaurte Calisto and Mariana Muñoz Cobo.

Sixto’s maternal grandmother was Eugenia Caicedo Cordovez (the daughter of Belisario Santiago Caizedo Zorrilla y Delgado and Rita Cordovez y Fernández de Moure). Belisario was the son of José María Cristóbal Cayzedo Zorrilla and Maria Ignacia Delgado y Fernández de Aguilar. Rita was the daughter of Manuel Antonio Cordovez del Caso and Javiera Fernández de Moure y Sánchez.

Sixto’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fourteenth great-grandmother, Beatriz Ladrón de Guevara, of Ocaña, Toledo, Spain.

Source: Genealogy of Sixto Durán-Ballén –

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