Pedro Albizú Campos was a Puerto Rican attorney and politician who became a leading figure in Puerto Rico’s fight for independence. Also known as “Don Pedro” and “el último libertador de América”, Campos
For the native peoples of the Andes, the Pachamama is the goddess of fertility, harvests, and protection, among other attributes. Also known as mother earth or mother nature, the Pachamama
Manuela Saénz was an Ecuadorian woman that fought for Independence in South America, particularly Peru and Ecuador. Ahead of her time, Manuela also had an intense affair with Simon Bolivar,
The archaeological culture of the Valdivia dates back to the Pre-Columbian era, and its remains can be found on the western coast of Ecuador. Among the many artifacts recovered from the
The term “Tahuantinsuyo” comes from Quechua, it translates as “The Four Regions”, and it was the name given by the Incas to their territory, which it extended across parts of
Officialy opened in 1914, the Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, allows for safer passage for ships and reduced travel time, and it is considered one of the greatest works of
The explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in 1898 ultimately led to the Spanish-American War where Spain lost its last remaining territories, including Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Some years ago a group of archaeologists discovered a cemetery in the Sumpa area of Ecuador in which they found the skeletons of a young couple that have been buried together
Santeria was born out of the merging of the Yoruba religion and European Catholicism when the Yoruba were enslaved and brought to Cuba and Brazil to work on sugar plantations.
The Garifuna are a mixed African and indigenous people (Arawak and Callinagu) originally from the Caribbean island of St. Vincent who resisted European settlement until the 18th century. After surviving many
The cumbia is a very popular dance and music genre that was born in Colombia and perfectly captures the influences of the Native, African, and Europan cultures that make-up the Colombian
Otavalo in Ecuador, Chopo in México, Chichicastenango in Guatemala or El Rastro in Spain are just a few examples of popular markets all over the Spanish-speaking world that sell everything