Christopher Vélez

by Manila on July 14, 2018

Birth Name: Christopher Bryant Vélez Muñoz

Place of Birth: New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 23, 1995

Ethnicity: Ecuadorian [Spanish, possibly other]

Christopher Vélez is an American singer. He is a member of the Latin boyband CNCO. His bandmates include Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Zabdiel de Jesús, and Joel Pimentel.

Christopher is the son of Leonardo Vélez Ludeña and Yenny Paulina Muñoz Jaramillo.

Christopher’s paternal grandparents had the surnamed Vélez and Ludeña.

Christopher’s maternal grandfather was Ángel Romelio Muñoz Guamán (the son of Luis Muñoz and Julia María Guamán).

Christopher’s maternal grandmother is Piedad Ibelia Jaramillo Iñíguez (the daughter of parents surnamed Jaramillo and Iñíguez).

Source: Obituary of Christopher’s maternal grandfather, Ángel Romelio Muñoz Guzmán –

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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 –