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Cesar Chavez was born in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927 and died April 23, 1993. He was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights  activist who with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the United Farm Workers Union.

 

He popularized the slogan "Si se Puede," which has been copied by many politicians since his death. "Huelga," or strike, resounded across several continents urging people and institutions to support farmworkers strikes and boyotts. He died as a result of a fast attempting to the suffering of farmworkers and their families.