List of Famous people born in Guatemala

Oscar Isaac

Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada
First Name Oscar
Last Name Isaac
Born on March 9, 1979 (age 45)
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada is a Guatemalan-American actor who starred in the tragicomedy Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination, the crime drama A Most Violent Year (2014), and the science fiction thriller Ex Machina (2014). In 2006, he portrayed Saint Joseph, husband of Mary, in The Nativity Story. He also portrayed José Ramos-Horta, former president of East Timor and co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize, in the Australian film Balibo, for which he won the AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

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Ricardo Arjona

Édgar Ricardo Arjona gramajo
First Name Ricardo
Last Name Arjona
Born on January 19, 1964 (age 60)

Edgar Ricardo Arjona Morales, known as Ricardo Arjona, is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter. Arjona is one of the most successful and best-selling Latin American artists of all time, with more than 80 million records sold. He is often called El Animal Nocturno, thanks to his breakthrough success with his fourth studio album, which bears the same name. His music ranges from ballads to Latin pop, rock, pop rock, Cuban music, and more recently a cappella performances and a mixture of Tejano music and Norteño music, and other Afro-American and Latin sounds. Arjona is noted for his lyrical style, and often addresses topics such as love, sexuality, violence, racism and immigration.

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Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales

Miguel Ángel Tejada Peñuela
First Name Miguel
Last Name Rosales
Born on October 19, 1899
Died on June 9, 1974 (aged 74)

Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales was a Nobel Prize-winning Guatemalan poet-diplomat, novelist, playwright and journalist. Asturias helped establish Latin American literature's contribution to mainstream Western culture, and at the same time drew attention to the importance of indigenous cultures, especially those of his native Guatemala.

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Otto Pérez Molina

First Name Otto
Last Name Molina
Born on December 1, 1950 (age 73)

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Jimmy Morales

James Ernesto Morales Cabrera
First Name Jimmy
Born on March 18, 1969 (age 55)

Jimmy Morales is a Guatemalan politician, actor and comedian who served as the 50th president of Guatemala from 2016 to 2020.

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Jacobo Árbenz

First Name Jacobo
Born on September 14, 1913
Died on January 27, 1971 (aged 57)

Juan Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán was a Guatemalan military officer and politician who served as the 25th President of Guatemala. He was Minister of National Defense from 1944 to 1951, and the second democratically elected President of Guatemala, from 1951 to 1954. He was a major figure in the ten-year Guatemalan Revolution, which represented some of the few years of representative democracy in Guatemalan history. The landmark program of agrarian reform Árbenz enacted as president was very influential across Latin America.

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José María Reina Barrios

First Name José
Last Name Barrios
Born on December 24, 1854
Died on February 8, 1898 (aged 43)

José María Reyna Barrios was President of Guatemala from 15 March 1892 until his death on 8 February 1898. He was born in San Marcos, Guatemala and was nicknamed Reynita, the diminutive form, because of his short stature.

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Alejandro Giammattei

First Name Alejandro
Last Name Giammattei
Born on March 9, 1956 (age 68)

Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Falla is a Guatemalan politician who is the incumbent President of Guatemala. He is a former director of the Guatemalan penitentiary system and participated in Guatemala's presidential elections in 2007, 2011, and 2015. He won in the 2019 election and assumed office on January 14, 2020.

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Kevin Cordón

First Name Kevin
Last Name Cordón
Born on November 28, 1986 (age 37)

Kevin Haroldo Cordón Buezo is a Guatemalan badminton player.

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Concepción Ramírez

First Name Concepción
Last Name Ramírez
Born on March 8, 1942
Died on September 10, 2021 (aged 79)

María de la Concepción Ramírez Mendoza was a peace activist from Guatemala and whose portrait appears on the Guatemalan 25 centavo coin, known as the choca.

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