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Today in Latin American history, Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer who designed many buildings in Brasília was born in 1907. Niemeyer was key in the development of modern architecture. He also collaborated with other architects on the United Nation's Headquarters in New York City. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, torrential rains caused flash floods in Vargas, Venezuela, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths, the destruction of thousands of homes, and the complete collapse of the state's infrastructure in 1999. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, Mexican actress Lupe Vélez who was known as the "Mexican Spitfire" died in 1944. Vélez began her career in Mexico as a dancer, before moving to the U.S. where she worked in vaudeville. Vélez was one of the first Mexican actresses to succeed in Hollywood. continue reading »