Americas

The Americas region is composed of:

Heroes from the Americas region include:

Norman Bethune
Country: Canada, Spain, China
Cause details: Introduction of universal health care system to Canada. Provision of medical care in war-torn Spain and China
Norman Borlaug
Country: United States
Cause details: Feeding the world's poor
Che Guevara
Country: Argentina, Cuba
Cause details: Liberation of Cuba from a corrupt military dictatorship and resistance to United States interference in Cuban political affairs
Martin Luther King Jr.
Country: United States
Cause details: Civil rights for African-Americans
Rigoberta Menchú Tum
Country: Guatemala
Cause details: Human rights for Mayan Indians and other indigenous peoples
Rosa Parks
Country: United States
Cause details: Civil rights for African-Americans
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Country: United States
Cause details: Assistance to the victims of the Great Depression and the defeat of European fascism and Japanese militarism in the Second World War