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Tag Results for "Spanish Rule"

¡Felicidades! Costa Rica on Your 190th Year of Independence

Today, all of Costa Rica 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 »

Venezuelan Scientists Unsure of Simon Bolivar Cause of Death

Despite running tests, and analyzing the Libertador’s remains for over a year, what killed Simón Bolívar is still a mystery. continue reading »