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Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro was Assassinated in Peru in 1541

Today in Latin American history, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro was assassinated in Lima, Peru in 1541. In 1509, Pizarro sailed from Spain to the New World and served as the mayor and magistrate of Panama City from 1519 to 1523. continue reading »

Cortes Arrived in Mexico in Search of the Aztec Civilization in 1519

Today in Latin American history, Hernan Cortes arrived in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth in 1519. Cortes led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Ecuador on Your 204th Year of Independence

Today, all of Ecuador is celebrating and rejoicing its 204-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. continue reading »

Film About Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes and Moctezuma II in the Works

A film revolving around Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes, titled Conquest, is in the works with Showtime Entertainment and Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV’s Fox21. continue reading »