Welcome everyone! With this one, were concentrating on different countries & their legends.
One legend, from 3 different countries. Today were focusing on 3 countries in the Americas.
Now obviously, countries have many legends, but I can only pick one, so if my pick upsets you, then you can glady go ahead & complain at ;-
First off, were flying to,
America, Muhammad Ali.
Without a doubt an American legend that conquered the world. The Greatest! Boxer of all time, in my opinion & I’m sure many others will agree. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, I am the greatest, Muhammad Ali!”
Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr, on january 17th, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky USA. He sadly died on june 3rd, 2016, leaving a legacy for us to both enjoy & admire! He’s widely regarded as one of the most significant & celebrated sports figures of all time & was heavyweight world champion 3 times, in 1964, 1974 & 1978.
He was voted ‘Undisputed Fighter of the Year’ an amazing 6 times. His best fights have to be against Sonny Liston, George Foreman & Joe Frazer. RIP, Muhammad Ali, a true Legend! (Top of the pops on my list.)
Next up is,
Argentina, Che Guevara.
Che Guevarra, although many think he’s Cuban, he was born Argentinian, on june 14th, 1928. In Rosario, Sante Fe Province, Argentina. He died Oct 9th, 1967. By execution via shooting.
Guevara’s best known for Guevarism, his stance against Fidel Castro & in the Cuban Revolution! Leading a fascinating life, 1st as a physician, then author & finally a guerrilla. Forming the movement, United Party of the Cuban Socialist Revolution.
He remains a revered & reviled historical figure. His stance in the Cuban Revolution, made him a legend in his own right & even in Barcelona today, you’ll see his face everywhere. I’ve read a few books about him & they were a terrific read, so he’s on my list today!
Last but not least is,
Colombia, Pablo Escobar.
Yes thats right, I’ve put Pablo, (shock,horror.)
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria, born on dec 1st, 1949 & died, dec 2nd, 1993. He’s a Colombian drug lord & narcoterrorist, but still a legend in his own right! In his height of power, he was adored by many Colombians & others throughout the world. (Dont let anyone tell you otherwise:)
His Medellin Cartel supplied an estimated 80% of the cocaine smuggled into the USA, turning over $21.9 billion a year in personal income & thats just the USA!
Known as the ‘King of Cocaine’ he was the richest criminal in history & thats why he’s on my list.
Ok folks, thats my 3 legends from 3 different countries from the Americas. See you next time.
Take it easy Travellers!