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¡Felicidades! Brazil on Your 190th Year of Independence

Today, all of Brazil is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year-old independence from the Portuguese and is often called Sete de Setemebro. The Portuguese arrived in 1532 and stayed for close to 300 years, as it colonized the region and colonized native populations. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 187th Year of Independence

Today, all of Uruguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 187-year old independence from Spain. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Bolivia on Your 186th Year of Independence

Today, all of Bolivia is celebrating and rejoicing its 186-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for over 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Peru on Your 191st Year of Independence

Peru is celebrating today to commemorate its 190th-year of independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for over 350 years as they decimated the Inca Empire, introduced smallpox and raided the country’s gold reserves. The fight for independence started in 1818 with Jose de San Martin seizing partial control of Lima and declaring partial independent in 1821. Then Simon Bolivar came to Peru to assist San Martin and liberated the entire country from Spanish rule. continue reading »

Check Out Latin American History With @TodayInLatAm -  Only on Twitter!

HS News is proud to announce our latest addition to the Twitter-sphere, TodayInLatAmHistory (‏@TodayInLatAm). Updated daily, we'll bring you interesting facts about what happened on that day in Latin American history. continue reading »

Check Out Latin American History With @TodayInLatAm - on Twitter!

HS News is proud to announce our latest addition to the Twitter-sphere, TodayInLatAmHistory (‏@TodayInLatAm). Updated daily, we'll bring you interesting facts about what happened on that day in Latin American history. continue reading »

166 Years Ago Today the U.S. Declared War on Mexico

For those of you done celebrating Cinco de Mayo and Mexico’s brief but glorious defeat of the French you might want to crack open another Corona celebrating U.S. declaring war on Mexico back in 1846 that gave the U.S. close to 10 new states. continue reading »

Leader of Shining Path Guerrillas Captured in Peru

"Comrade Artemio," one of the leaders of the remnants of Peru's Shining Path guerrilla group, was captured on Sunday, Defense Minister Alberto Otarola said. continue reading »

Study Examines If Columbus Brought Syphilis to the Americas

A new examination of the origin of syphilis supports the theory that the sexually transmitted disease was carried to Europe aboard Christopher Columbus' ships as they sailed home from the New World. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Panama on Your 108th Year of Independence

Today, all of Panama is celebrating and rejoicing its 108-year old independence when it separated from Colombia and had earlier in its history broke away from Spain. continue reading »

President Cristina Kirchner Makes Latin American History While Winning Re-election in a Landslide

Current Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner has won re-election in a landslide victory against six other rivals today making her the first female to be re-elected as president in Latin America. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Guatemala on Your 190th Year of Independence

Today, all of Guatemala is celebrating and rejoicing its 190-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Brazil on Your 189th Year of Independence

Today, all of Brazil is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from the Portuguese. The Portuguese arrived in 1532 and stayed for close to 300 years as it colonized the region and colonized native populations continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Uruguay on Your 186th Year of Independence

Today, all of Uruguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 186-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in 1516 and stayed for close to 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. The fight for independence started in 1811 when national hero Jose Gervasio Artigas launched a revolution for freedom that was marked by the key Battle of Las Piedras. The country declared itself independent from Spain on 1825 some 14 years later. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Bolivia on Your 185th Year of Independence

Today, all of Bolivia is celebrating and rejoicing its 185-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for over 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. continue reading »

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Certain Latin American Treasures Are to be Preserved & Have Been Deemed Valuable to World History

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with preserving the world’s cultural heritage endorsed recommendations to inscribe 45 new documents and documentary collections – ranging from Leo Tolstoy’s personal manuscripts to the collections of Jean-Jacques Rousseau to several treasures from Latin America. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Paraguay on Your 200th Year of Independence

Today, all of Paraguay is celebrating and rejoicing its 200-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, convert natives to Christianity and enslaved native populations. continue reading »

‘Black in Latin America’ New PBS Series Set to Premiere

Black in Latin America, a new four-part series on the influence of African descent on Latin America, is the 11th and latest production from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., writer and presenter of the acclaimed PBS series African American Lives. continue reading »

Baseball Latin Hall of Fame Honors Baseball Greats, Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz Attend

The Baseball Latin Hall of Fame honored several well-known Latin Americans who have made history in Major League Baseball during an event held at the Altos de Chavon amphitheater in La Romana on Saturday. continue reading »