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Los Angeles was Founded by 44 Mexican Settlers in 1781

Today in Latin American history, Los Angeles was founded by 44 Mexican settlers becoming part of Spanish California in 1781. Known as the Pobladores, the new townsfolk consisted of eleven families (11 men and 11 women) and 22 children of various Spanish castes. continue reading »

British Settlers Were Permitted to Cut Logwood in Belize in 1783

Today in Latin American history, the Treaty of Paris was signed permitting British settlers to cut logwood in Belize in 1783. While Spain first allowed by the British to engage in the logwood industry during the 1763 Treaty of Paris, the British introduced slavery to Belize. They imported thousands of slaves from Africa to cut logwood. continue reading »

A 7.6 Earthquake in Nicaragua Killed At Least 116 in 1992

Today in Latin American history, a 7.6 earthquake in Nicaragua killed at least 116 people in 1992. The 1992 Nicaragua earthquake was the first tsunami earthquake to be captured on modern broadband seismic networks. continue reading »

Cuban Singer Gloria Estefan aka the “Queen Of Latin Pop” was Born in 1957

Today in Latin American history, Cuban singer Gloria Estefan known as the "Queen Of Latin Pop" was born in 1957. continue reading »

Aeroméxico Flight 498 Collided with a Plane in California Killing 82 in 1986

Today in Latin American history, Aeroméxico Flight 498 collided with a plane in California killing 82 in 1986. continue reading »

Dominican-American Olympic Athlete Felix Sanchez was Born in 1977

Today in Latin American history, Dominican-American athlete Felix Sanchez who won 2 golds Olympic medals was born in 1977. Sanchez chose to represent the Dominican Republic internationally, and made his competition debut for that nation in the Pan American games in 1999. continue reading »

Portugal Recognized the Independence of Brazil in 1825

Today in Latin American history, Portugal finally recognized the Independence of Brazil in 1825. Although Brazil declared independence on September 7, 1822, Portugal did not recognize it until three years later. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Actor Luis Guzman was Born in 1956

Today in Latin American history, Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzmán who has played over 100 different roles was born in 1956. continue reading »

US fought Mexican Carrancistas in Only WWI Battle on American Soil

Today in LatAm history, US fought Mexican Carrancistas & German advisors in only WWI battle fought on US soil in 1918. continue reading »

Mexican Superstar Thalía was Born in 1971

Today in Latin American history, Mexican singer Thalía who is one of the best-selling latin musicians of all time was born in 1971. Born Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda, she is recognized as the most successful female solo Mexican artist internationally by media conglomerates such as Univision Communications, Televisa and TV Azteca. continue reading »

Uruguay Declared its Independence from Brazil & Spain in 1825

Today in Latin American history, Uruguay declared its independence from Brazil & Spain in 1825. continue reading »

Brazilian Author Paulo Coelho was Born in 1947

Today in Latin American history, Brazilian author Paulo Coelho who wrote "The Alchemist" was born in 1947. Coelho has published 30 books. Three of them – "The Pilgrimage," "The Valkyries" and "Aleph" – are autobiographical, while the majority of the rest are fictional, although rooted in his life experiences. continue reading »

Brazilian Bossa Nova Hit “The Girl From Ipanema” was First Heard in 1962

Today in Latin American history, the Brazilian bossa nova hit "The Girl From Ipanema" was first heard in 1962. The song was composed for a musical comedy titled Dirigível (Blimp), then a work-in-progress of Vinícius de Moraes. The original title was "Menina que Passa" ("The Girl Who Passes By"); the famous first verse was different. continue reading »

Pope Paul VI Was The First Pope to Visit Latin America in 1968

Today in Latin American history, Pope Paul VI arrived in Colombia, it was the first visit of a pope to Latin America in 1968. continue reading »

Raul Seixas aka the “Father of Brazilian Rock” Died in 1989

Today in Latin American history, Brazilian singer Raul Seixas known as the "Father of Brazilian Rock" died in 1989. Seixas had recorded over 21 albums during his 26-year career. continue reading »

Exiled Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky Was Attacked with an Ice Axe in Mexico in 1940

Today in Latin American history, in Mexico City exiled Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was wounded with an ice axe in 1940. continue reading »

Former FBI’s Most Wanted fugitive Emigdio Preciado, Jr. was Born in 1969

Today in Latin American history, Hispanic fugitive Emigdio Preciado, Jr. who was on FBI's Most Wanted list was born in 1969. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Baseball Player Roberto Clemente was Born in 1934

Today in Latin American history, Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates was born in 1934. He played 18 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 through 1972. continue reading »

First Public Performance of the Dominican National Anthem Occurred in 1883

Today in Latin American history, the first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem took place in 1883. continue reading »

Paraguayan Battalion Made up of Children was Massacred by the Brazilian Army in 1869

Today in Latin American history, a Paraguayan battalion made up of children was massacred by the Brazilian Army in 1869. The Battle of Acosta Ñu or Campo Grande, during the Paraguayan War, ended with 2000 dead Paraguayans and 1200 captured. continue reading »