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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 in 1918

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 »

Panama Canal Opens to Traffic in 1914

Today in Latin American history, the Panama Canal opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon in 1914. The building of the canal was completed in 1914, 401 years after Panama was first crossed by Vasco Núñez de Balboa. continue reading »

Venezuelan Terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez aka “Carlos the Jackal” was Captured in 1994

Today in Latin American history, Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez also known as "Carlos the Jackal" was captured in 1994. While on the run in Sudan, the French and US intelligence agencies offered a number of deals to the Sudanese authorities. continue reading »

Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlán Fell to Hernán Cortés in 1521

Today in Latin American history, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán (present-day Mexico City) fell to conquistador Hernán Cortés in 1521. Though numerous battles were fought between the Aztecs and the Spanish army, it was the siege of Tenochtitlan that was the final, decisive battle that led to the downfall of the Aztec civilization and marked the end of the first phase of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. continue reading »

The Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar Used By the Mayans Began in 3114 BC

Today in Latin American history, the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by the Mayans began in 3114 BC. The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar is a non-repeating calendar used by several Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya. continue reading »

Cuban Boxer Mario Kindelán Who Won 2 Olympic Gold Medals was Born in 1971

Today in Latin American history, Cuban boxer Mario Kindelán who won gold in the 2000 & 2004 Olympics was born in 1971. He competed in the lightweight category. His most recent victory was at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, defeating Amir Khan in the final, and retaining his gold medal from four years earlier. continue reading »

Colombian Singer Juanes was Born in 1972

Today in Latin American history, Colombian singer Juanes who has won 17 Latin Grammys was born in 1972. Originally a member of the heavy metal band Ekhymosis, his solo albums have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. continue reading »