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Christopher Columbus Began His First Trip to the New World in 1492

Today in Latin American history, Christopher Columbus left the Canary Islands beginning his first trip to the New World in 1492. Columbus departed from San Sebastián de La Gomera for what turned out to be a five-week voyage across the ocean. continue reading »

Christopher Columbus Left Spain, Later Discovering the New World in 1492

Today in Latin American history, Christopher Columbus left Spain in search of Asia instead he discovered the New World in 1492. Columbus departed from Spain with three ships: the Santa María ex-Gallega ("Galician"), the Pinta ("Painted") and the Santa Clara, nicknamed the Niña (lit. "Girl"). continue reading »

Christopher Columbus Departed for his Third Voyage to the New World in 1498

Today in Latin American history, Christopher Columbus left Sanlúcar, Spain for his Third trip to the New World in 1498. The King and Queen of Spain allowed Columbus to organize a third trip to the New World with the goal of resupplying the colonists and continuing the search for a new trade route to the Orient. continue reading »

Christopher Columbus Set Sail for Spain From the New World in 1493

Today in Latin American history, Christopher Columbus set sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World in 1493. continue reading »

Christopher Columbus Sets Foot on Island of Hispaniola in 1492

Today in Latin American history, Christopher Columbus became the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, now Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 1492. continue reading »

NO MAS! Smoking Ban in All of Spain’s Restaurants and Bars Put in Effect Today

500 years ago Christopher Columbus brought tobacco to Spain and today one of the toughest restrictions for smoking has become effective. Four years ago a ban in Spain prohibited smoking at work and today the ban extends to enclosed public places. continue reading »

‘Dominican Rum’ Must be Made from Sugar Cane Says Dominican Officials or Its Not Our Rum

Rum manufacturers have been actively defending the collective "Dominican rum" brand, and its requirements of being manufactured from sugar cane. Rum is the national drink of the country continue reading »

Nearly 2.0 Million Faithful in Mexico Participate in Our Lady of Zapopan Procession (VIDEO)

Nearly 2.0 million faithful 2 million according to the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, gathered from beginning in the early morning hours in the main streets of Guadalajara to attend the procession of the Virgin of Zapopan, the second largest religious procession in Mexico. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Spain on Your National Day

Spain’s National Holiday, known as Hispanic Day or Fiesta Nacional de España or Dia de la Hispanidad, is celebrated every October 12. This national holiday commemorates continue reading »