Recife, Brazil

Recife, Brazil

Recife is the capital of the state of Pernambuco, a major port located 835 km north of Salvador. Due to its exquisite architecture, this city is often compared to Venice. The city was founded in 1537 by the Portuguese and at first was called Pernambuco. In the middle of the 17th century, the city was […]

Brazil Tourist Guide

Brazil Tourist Guide

Brazil is the largest country in South America by area and population. The fifth largest country in the world. It has common borders with all the states of South America (except Chile and Ecuador). The name Brazil comes from the name of the mahogany growing here – pau-brasil. The capital is the city of Brasilia. […]

Argentina History Part 14

Argentina History Part 14

History cannot grant extenuating circumstances to the bloodthirsty dictator while acknowledging the indisputable merit of the conquest of Patagonia. An attempt was made to rehabilitate it; for example by Saldias, and more recently by García Calderón, who likes to consider him the true founder of federal unity, the true pure American who rose to power, the final […]

Argentina History Part 13

Argentina History Part 13

The tyrannical dictatorship of Rosas began, therefore, at the end of ’29, as a simple governorate of Buenos Aires; in 1932 he apparently gave his place to the government of General Juan Ramón Balcarce, glorious remnant of the May revolution, who remained in office until November 1933, and then to that of Viamonte, which lasted […]

Argentina History 12

Argentina History Part 12

The Pueyrredón, having considered his mandate fulfilled, resigned and the Congress appointed Rondeau as interim director. The civil war burned with greater violence: the rebels, waving the federal flag, organized a real army, which threatened the capital; the Congress was dissolved; Buenos Aires, alone against the provinces, was appointed a provincial legislature of 12 deputies, […]

Argentina History Part 11

In the capital the election of the constituent assembly had finally taken place, which met for the first time on the evening of January 30, 1813: extremists appeared there Monteagudo and Pedro José Agrelo stood out there; the young Alvear, destined for a great future, Vicente López, singer of the revolution, the other poet Cayetano […]

Argentina History 10

Argentina History Part 10

Having obtained a mission to London, he embarked on January 4, 1811, but died during the voyage, on March 4, aged only 33. On 18 December the new council was formed, increased of the provincial deputies and became of 20 members, of which only 5 of the ideas of Moreno: Paso, Rodríguez Peña, Larrea, Matheu […]

Argentina History 09

Argentina History Part 9

Such was the May Revolution, the baptism of Argentine nationality: an apparently incoherent and confusing movement, devoid of a clear and well-defined directive idea, but in reality very rich in developments and above all singularly intelligent. It would suffice to prove it, if there were no other reasons, the fact that all the other South […]

Argentina History 08

Argentina History Part 8

The new viceroy found the situation very serious; liberal ideas (we indicate with this word both the tendencies towards reforms with the old regime, as well as those of complete emancipation) had made a great step forward. Shortly before his arrival, on May 25, the Chuquisaca revolt broke out, with the deposition of the president-governor, […]

Argentina History 07

Argentina History Part 7

The enthusiasm aroused by this fact of arms was extraordinary not only in Spanish America, but also in all of Europe; minus England, of course, which was mortified, and irritated to the point of preparing a new expedition under the command of the future Duke of Wellington; but then he could not carry it out […]